Reference and local studies binding is designed to extend the useful life of valuable or rare books that are likely to need a strong, long-lasting binding. Our bindings will keep large, heavy books secure and are made to withstand frequent usage. Books are bound using waterproof library buckram as standard, but we can use other cloths and leathers if requested. Pockets can be added on the inside back board to house loose inserts, folded maps or CDs. Security triggers and barcodes can also be added to books before returning them. Folded charts and maps will be refolded before rebinding and plates remounted on guards if necessary.