Book binding and restoration

Book binding and restoration

A beautiful present for yourself or for people dear to you from the UT Library

UT Library’s restorers of paper and book bindings can repair and restore your treasured memento, be it a valuable leather bookbinding, a favourite book that has lost its covers, an important family document, a large-format geographical map, or still something else, and give you advice about how to keep these things in good repair for a long time. If needed, we can supply archive boxes or covers for your materials, bind separate pages into albums and make new covers for a book.

Cost of restoration is time-based: 11 EUR/h + VAT, + the additional cost of materials. The amount of work depends on the conditions of the object and your wishes. Generally, we follow the principle: as much as necessary, as little as possible.

UT Library’s experienced book binders can repair modern book bindings, make spiral and adhesive bindings, laminate book covers and other objects, bind volumes of journals and newspapers, make folders, cut paper and cardboard, and remove bindings.

Price list

Binding

Unit

Price €
(incl. 20% VAT)

Price€ without VAT*

Up to 3 cm-thick bound volume of journal issues, sewn through the block (so-called diploma binding)

volume

15.00  

12.50  

Bound volume of journal issues, sewn-through-the-fold

volume

21.00  

17.50  

Book binding

volume

21.00 

17.50

Adhesive binding, up to 4 cm-thick non-sewn volume of single pages

volume

4.20  

3.50 

Spiral binding

köide

3.00  

2.50

Laminating

köide

2.40 

2.00  

Cutting of the book block

lõige

0.60  

0.50  

Stapling (up to 50 mm book block)

block

1.50  

1.25  

Removing of binding

h

9.00  

7.50

Fixing/repairing a torn page

h

9.00  

7.50

Cost of other book binding repairs, not included in this price list, will be calculated based on time

h

9.00

7.50 

Transportation within Tartu

journey

7.80

6.50

Cost of restoration is time-based (adding the cost of materials)

h

13.20

11.00

*Price for UT structural units

 

 

 

 

Deacidification of acidic paper

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About the Department of Preservation and Conservation

The objective of the UT Department of Preservation and Conservation is to ensure the physical good conditions of printed materials held at the UT Library and to guarantee the preservation of historical and cultural heritage. The staff of the department includes two restorers, three book hygienists, two book binders, a preservation specialist and the Head of the department.

Contacts

Restoration: Kristina Virro,  phone 737 5790, restaureerimine@ut.ee

Bindery: phone 737 5791, kkoda@ut.ee

Deacidification Centre: raamaturavila@ut.ee 

 

 

 

 

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