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Thesis Binding - Center City / Hahnemann Campus

Note: These instructions are for Master's Theses and non-Ph.D./Ed.D. Doctoral Dissertations only.
See here for instructions for Ph.D. and Ed.D. dissertations.


Materials must be brought to Hahnemann Library's Circulation desk between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Submission outside these hours is by appointment only.



  • One print copy of the thesis/dissertation on 100% cotton paper:  This copy will be added to the library's collection.
  • One print copy of the thesis/dissertation on your choice of paper:  This copy is for the department in which the thesis was developed.
  • Office of Graduate Studies Completion Form: The library's thesis contact will provide the final signature on this form.
  • The original version, and one copy, of the completed T-1 Dissertation/Thesis Approval Form: The original will be bound with the library's copy of the thesis/dissertation, the other with the department's copy.
  • Payment of $40.00 ($20 for each copy of the thesis/dissertation): The library accepts Visa and MasterCard, and cashier's checks, traveler's checks, certified checks and money orders, payable to Drexel University. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. 


  • A digital copy of the thesis/dissertation to be archived in iDEA, Drexel's institutional repository and archives. The document must be in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format, and sent by email to  You may also submit your document to ProQuest by visiting, creating an account and following the instructions; this is optional for Master's students and non-Ph.D. Doctoral students. 
  • Additional print copies of the thesis/dissertation: Submit as many copies as desired, with payment of $20 per copy; each copy must be accompanied by a copy of the Thesis Approval Form. Additional copies may also be submitted for binding at a future date.


  • Due to bindery restrictions, the library is required to submit orders of a specific size. Consequently, there may be a delay between submission of theses/dissertations and when they are sent to the bindery. The library's thesis contact will provide information about an anticipated timeline.
  • The thesis contact will provide notification by email when the bindery shipment goes out and when it returns (four weeks later). The department in which the thesis/dissertation was completed will be responsible for distributing them unless specific arrangements are made to pick them up at the library.


Please contact Hahnemann Library's Thesis/Dissertation contact, Diane Kinney (215 762 8974) with questions.

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