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Welcome to the Library Binding Council
(formerly HBI and the Library Binding Institute)

Effective, January 1, 2014, the Library Binding Council exists under the auspices of the Book Manufacturers' Institute, www.bmibook.org. Formerly HBI and the Library Binding Institute, the Library Binding Council will continue to support the membership needs of certified library binders and certified institutional members in addition to advocating on behalf of the ANSI /NISO/ LBI Library Binding Standard, Z39.78-2000. More information about the merger can be found here. You can also contact Debra S. Nolan, CAE, at dnolan@lbibinders.org or Daniel Bach at dbach@bmibook.org.

2013 HBI/LBI Fall Conference

October 9-12, 2013 | Boston, MA

Conference photo album to be posted soon!

View Werner Rebsamen's conference presentation here!

2013 HBI/LBI Spring Conference

April 25 - 27, 2013 | Atlanta, GA

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View conference presentations here!

2012 HBI/LBI Fall Conference

October 24 - 26, 2012 | Ann Arbor, MI

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View conference presentations here!

Who Binds Hardcover Books?

Binding books with a durable and aesthetically pleasing hardcover calls for an expertise and skill set on many levels. HBI and the Library Binding Institute is celebrating 75 years of hardcover binding excellence. Building on improvements in production and quality over the years, our members, who are hardcover binders, including certified library binders, are uniquely poised to print one or 1,000 books, according to specifications, quickly and accurately. Their experience with the care and handling of quantities of one or 1,000, combined with rapid production technology, makes HBI and the Library Binding Institute members the best choice for high quality and durable hardcover binding - long runs, short runs, on demand, one-off, edition binding, as well as photo books.

What is a Certified Library Binder?

Certified library binders are the original hardcover book binders dedicated to ensuring the highest standards in library binding in accordance with the ANSI/NISO/LBI Library Binding Standard Z39.78-2000.

Ask your certified library binder to show you their LBI Membership Certificate which indicates their membership is in good standing.

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