Binding and Preservation Unit

Visit the UGA Libraries Binding and Preservation Units' Facebook page.

The Main and Science Binding Units provide the following services:

Faculty and Department Binding
The Binding offices of the UGA Main and Science Libraries provide the service of sending bindable materials to HF Group (located in Browns Summit, North Carolina) for faculty members and departments with account numbers.  They act as a drop-off point only, and do not pay the invoices associated with anything faculty or departments send out.

Please follow instructions carefully.
The materials going to HF Group should be grouped together in bindable units with elastic bands or string around them. A slip of paper attached to each group should specify the information that is to appear on the spine, including the cover color and color of the lettering. Colors are selected from samples available at the Binding offices. All materials should be packed in closable boxes, and no more than twenty volumes should be brought to a Binding office at one time. A shipping record should also be filled out, which includes the number of bindable units and number of boxes being sent.

A letter to HF Group should accompany the materials and list each item as it appears on each slip. The letter should be on department letterhead and give the name of the faculty member or department to be invoiced. An account number should be included if there is one. Please call Main Binding (2-0604) or Science Binding (2-6754) before dropping off or retrieving materials. Campus Mail will not pick up or deliver materials for binding.

Binding shipments are normally sent out every other Tuesday and return two weeks later (see below). For pricing information, or if there are any questions or problems with the order, the Bindery should be contacted at 1-800-444-7534. When bound volumes have been delivered and are ready to be picked up from the Main or Science Binding office, the faculty member or department contact will be notified by phone and can arrange a convenient time for retrieval. 

2016 delivery schedule
Jan. 5                     July 6
Jan. 19                  July 19
Feb. 2                     Aug. 2
Feb. 16                 Aug. 16 
Mar. 11                 Aug. 30
Mar. 15                Sept. 13
Mar. 29                Sept. 27
Apr. 12                  Oct. 11
Apr. 26                  Oct. 25
May 10                   Nov. 8
May 24                  Nov. 22
June 7                    Dec. 6
June 21                Dec. 20