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There are tens, maybe even hundreds of thousands of theses bound by Maltby’s stored in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. We offer a complete thesis service, to the highest standards, with cloth soft bindings for initial, and hard back case bindings for final submission.

You have probably spent three to four years preparing your thesis. For peace of mind, in knowing it will be bound to the correct specification for whichever college you have studied at, come to Maltby's. We are in Pony Road on the Horspath Trading Estate, just off the ring road, opposite BMW Mini. Customer car parking is available.

We use the highest quality materials and keep in stock a complete range of coloured cloths. We also have crests for the majority of Oxford Colleges. If you wish to keep a bound copy for yourself, why not incorporate your College Crest?

We produce a large number of thesis bindings for students who have studied outside Oxford. The same fast service is available for these students, with additional postal delivery.


Normal service is 48 hours (Monday to Friday), whether you require one or several copies.

First copy, hard bound, lettered on spine (square back) £28.00.

Additional copies, hard bound, lettered on spine (square back) £27.50 each.

Lettering on front cover up to maximum 4 lines £7.00. Most Oxford Brookes Departments require this facility; therefore the total price for Oxford Brookes students is, first copy £35.00, two or more copies £34.50 each.


All binding is carried out on the premises: therefore, we can provide a 24-hour service, with your thesis ready by 4.30pm the next day, if delivered by 3pm. Alternatively, theses delivered by 9am can usually be finished by 4.30pm that same day (excluding Fridays). 24 hours’ notice is essential for both services. Please note that our bindery closes at 12.15pm on Fridays so completed orders will be ready the following Monday.

24-hour service, hard bound, lettered on spine (square back) £38.00 per copy.

Same day service, hard bound, lettered on spine (square back) £50 per copy.

Maltby’s also produce cloth, soft bound editions.

24/48-hour service, soft bound, no lettering £15 each.

48-hour, soft bound, lettered on spine, £20 per copy.

24-hour, soft bound, lettered on spine, first copy £25 per copy.

Special editions can be produced in full, half or quarter bound leather or imitation leather, and also with marbled papers. Round backs, head and tail bands and ribbon markers are also available. Blocking can be in gold, silver or other coloured foils plus crests. Pockets for maps and guards for photographs can also be inserted.

Prices quoted are for A4 sized theses. Larger sizes may cost more and take longer. Prices are subject to change without notice.


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