Binding is a very vital affair for the library. Books need to be repaired and bound off and on. Readers are repelled by the shabby, loose jointed dirty books on the shelves. Similarly paperback edition need to be bound before sent to circulation, Not only full binding , but books need to be repaired and these minor repairs prolong the life of the book to a remarkable extent, In practice the absence of binding/ repair drives the volume to an untimely death. Our Library has its own mechanism for the preservation and maintenance of its print materials. The Binding Unit which binds paperback books into hardcover for longevity, and periodicals in volumes also binds theses and undertakes repair and maintenance of damaged library materials.