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Memorial Library - Thesis Submission Guidelines

SUNY Cortland Memorial Library serves as a liaison between the author of the thesis and the bindery. The College maintains a collection of theses written by its students to preserve the scholarship of SUNY Cortland.


2 for the library (1 paper and 1 electronic copy)

1 for the department

1 for the advisor

  • For best binding quality, margins should be set at 1.25” and text should be printed on good quality 25% cotton bond, acid free paper.
  • All copies should have a signature page signed by the advisor, dean and chairman of the department before they are dropped off for binding.
  • Each copy needs to be collated in this order:

Blank sheet of paper
Title page
Signature page
Blank page
Text of the thesis

  • Theses are bound as received.  Neither the Library nor the Bindery proofread submissions.


  • Each thesis is $19.75 per copy.
  • Price is determined by the bindery and is subject to change.  
  • Payment by check is due at the time of binding. Make checks payable to SUNY Cortland Memorial Library.
  • Submit all copies to the Library.


  • An author can submit additional copies for personal distribution.  An additional cost will be incurred.

Further Information

  • Theses are bound in black buckram with gold lettering. The title is printed on the front cover and the author’s name appears vertically on the spine.
  • Turn-around time:  Bindery runs on a 4-week schedule, meaning bindery items are shipped in bulk once every month. Bindery pick-ups can sometimes be postponed. 
  • The Library will notify all authors when theses have been returned from bindery. It is the author’s responsibility to pick up and distribute theses.  

Bindery Contact information:

Maaike Oldemans

(607) 753-2227