New Mexico State University

Thesis/Dissertation Assistance and Binding

The NMSU Library's Branson Hall, Information Service Desk will receive and assist you with your thesis or dissertation at the hours indicated below. The Bindery Unit will bind the official University copies of your thesis or dissertation. The Reference & Research Services Department offers assistance finding resources for literature reviews, writing styles, copyright and plagiarism information.

The Graduate School provides Thesis/Dissertation guidelines, Graduation requirements and deadlines.

NOTE: Once the thesis or dissertation has been approved by the thesis or dissertation committee and the Graduate Dean, it is considered a final document and no changes can be made by the author.

  • What is needed for binding:
    • Pay the binding fee at the cashier's office in the Educational Services Building, next to the Pan Am Center (575)646-3927. (Keep your binding receipt)
    • Binding Fees:
      3 Copies:
      4 Copies:
      Thesis or Dissertation: $38.50 $48.50 (required by molecular biology or astronomy students)
      For Personal Copies: (Fees listed on Binding Form for Additional Personal Copies)
      NOTE: Personal copies can be insured for an additional $3.00 per copy
    • Submit to NMSU Library, Branson Hall, Information Service Desk
      • The Library Thesis/Dissertation Binding Form
      • 3 (or 4) unbound, edited, approved, and signed copies of your thesis/dissertation on 25%, 50% or 100% white cotton watermarked bond paper with a plain finish. Copies submitted without the watermark are not acceptable.
      • Completed Signature Page for Faculty and Student
      • CDs or DVDs need to have your name on them
      • Maps should not be folded, (the bindery will fold them)
      • How and Where:

        • In Person:
          NMSU Library, Branson Hall, Information Service Desk (575)646-3101
          Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
          Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
          Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
          Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
        • By US Mail:
          NMSU Library
          PO Box 30006 / MSC 3475
          Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
        • By Express Service (Fed Ex, UPS or DHL):
          NMSU Library, Branson Hall
          1305 Frenger Mall
          Las Cruces, NM 88003
          ATTN: Bindery Unit
    • Doctoral students must also submit:
      • Completed UMI Dissertation Agreement Form, (only pages 4 and 5 need to be printed and submitted).
      • Completed "Embargo Request Form" for those that are requesting an embargo. (For more information, see our Embargo policy.)
      • Extra copy of Title Page and Abstract. (Regular copy paper is fine for this)
      • Money Order or Cashier's Check for $65, payable to 'ProQuest/UMI', is required when submitting the UMI and copies of doctoral dissertations. (No personal checks accepted)

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    Email your questions or comments to us or call (575)646-3101.