The thesis/dissertation should be collected and initial paperwork should be done by individual departments. This is a more streamlined approach since students already have to deal with the departments to get their thesis/dissertation approved and signed.
The thesis/dissertation can be dropped off in the library office (2nd floor, Room 208 McDonald Library Building). Hours for accepting theses/dissertations are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. It is recommended that patrons call Christine Maddy at 513 745-4813 first to make sure someone is in the office to accept the thesis/dissertation. If it is not possible to drop off your thesis/dissertation during office hours, special arrangements can be made by calling the office at 513 745-4813.
A Thesis/Dissertation Binding Form & Shipment Waiver and a signed copy of the Permission Form for Current Theses/Dissertations should accompany each thesis/dissertation submitted.
The library does not make photocopies of a thesis/dissertation for the student. For example, if a student wants 5 copies bound they must submit 5 unbound copies to the library.
The library binds a thesis/dissertation as it is received. We do not check pagination or grammar.
Payment for binding all copies of a thesis/dissertation must be made prior to shipment and preferably at the same time the thesis/dissertation is submitted for binding.
Payments may be made by cash or a check payable to Xavier University Library. The library does not bill bursar accounts.
The cost to bind a thesis/dissertation is as follows:
- Library copy no charge
- Each additional copy is $20
Students who want to have their thesis/dissertation shipped to them upon return from the bindery must sign the shipment waiver on the bottom of the binding form before the thesis/dissertation is shipped.
The cost to have a thesis/dissertation shipped is as follows:
- First copy shipped is $5
- Each additional copy shipped is $3
Turnaround time for binding a thesis/dissertation is 3-4 weeks. Each department will be notified by phone that their shipment has returned from the bindery.