Thesis and Dissertations

How to Order Your Thesis

Congratulations on your academic achievement!

If you have a PDF of your dissertation and would like us to copy and bind it, select this link: Online Thesis Order Form. This will take you to our convenient automated online ordering system where you can place your order, select the delivery method and make payment in a few easy steps. Major credit cards and University  procurement cards are accepted.

If you are submitting a bulk order with multiple thesis or dissertations, please contact us directly at and we will provide instructions for submitting your bulk order.

Or if you have a printed copy of your thesis or dissertation, place your binding order by filling out the Thesis Binding Order Form. Send the order form with your thesis copy(s) and check payable to UC Regents to:

UC Library Bindery
Richmond Field Station
University of California
B-175, 1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA 94804-3580

Normal time to process your order is two weeks from the receipt of your thesis.

Should you have any additional questions or would like to discuss your requirements with us further; you can contact us at (510) 207-2856. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


For information about our location, follow this link.

Thesis and Dissertation Styles

We offer three styles of thesis hardcover binding. Traditional colors for the cover material are Navy Blue or Black. Cover lettering (including the UC Seal when Style 3 is selected) is printed UC Gold, white, or black.


STYLE 1: Lettering on the spine of the cover only - ($62.00/binding)

Various ink and cloth color combinations

Thesis STYLE 2: Lettering on the spine and front cover - ($69.00/binding)
UC Gold on black buckram

STYLE 3: Lettering on the spine and front cover with the University seal - ($80.00/binding)

First Photo - White on Black buckram

Second Photo - Black on Blue grey buckram


IMITATION LEATHER: We also offer Imitation Leather for an additional $8.00 per volume bound.
Sample shown - Imitation Leather Dark Blue, Style 3 format

Thank you for your interest in our services. We look forward to working with you.

The UC Library Bindery is a department of the University of California. The return policy is that all sales are final and there is no cash refund. Defective bindings must be reported to the operation within 30 days of shipment to be considered for replacement.