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The University of Bolton Library

Facilities and Services

Document Binding

The Library offers an in-house softback binding service. Hardback binding is not available, but details of binding services used by University of Bolton students are listed below. 

Softback Binding

The Library offers thermal and comb softback binding services for staff and students. This is a good quality binding which can be used for assignments, projects and dissertations. 

Comb binding has a plastic spine and thermal binding has a hard metal spine. Both types of binding have a clear plastic front and back cover. 

Please note that this is a 5 hour leave and collect service. Items left after 5pm can be collected the following day.

Please ask at the Help Desk for further details and to take advantage of this service.


Softback Binding Prices
  • Thermal binding: £1 per item
  • Comb binding: £2 per item

Hardback Binding

The Library is unable to provide hardback binding. The following hardback binding services are available. You will most likely need your thesis in PDF format to submit an online order via one of these suppliers. 

Blissets are based in Brentford. An example of a Blissets thesis is available to view at the Library Helpdesk.

Local Bolton firm (part of Nottingham Label Co) suitable for Art students

Tel: 01204 526 079 Email:

Spink and Thackray are based in Leeds and offer a range of hardback binding services. 

Walkers Binding are a professional hardback dissertation binding service based at the University of Salford. Email Walkers your PDF for a quote. You can pay online and Walkers will deliver to the University of Bolton Library on request. 

The Library is not responsible for binding carried out by any third party services.