The Commercial Bindery Preparations Unit (BPU) coordinates and oversees all commercial binding activities for the University Libraries. The Unit also directly prepares, ships, receives, and performs quality control for all Hesburgh Library serial and monographic volumes commercialy bound or rebound.
Commercial library binding is utilized to bind together and preserve loose issues of journals which will be retained in print by the University Libraries. Library binding is also utilized, selectively, for the binding of new paperback aquisitions and the rebinding of damaged volumes from our collections. Heckman Bindery is our vendor for library binding.
Located in room 235A Hesburgh Library, the Commercial Bindery Prep Unit is directed by Julie Arnott and supported by two staff; Debbie Huyvaert, Kathy Colbert; as well as a part time student assistant. Unit staff are also responsibile for coordinating Shelf Preparation and Mass Deacidification activities for the University Libraries.