Library Binding Council Standards

The Library Binding Institute has initiated and participated in standards development for nearly seventy years, including the latest library binding standard, ANSI /NISO/ LBI Library Binding Standard, Z39.78-2000.

When you work with a Certified Library Binder, you can be sure that you will receive the highest level of craftsmanship and quality available today.

You can download a free copy (pdf format) of the standard (2018 Revision) by clicking here.

Update Guide to the ANSI/NISO/LBI Library Binding Standard Now Available!

The updated "Guide to the ANSI /NISO/ LBI Library Binding Standard" by Jan Merrill-Oldham and Paul Parisi has been released by the American Library Association.

Click here for a PDF version of the guide.


"Quality is No Accident: A Review of Binding Standards from 1923 to 2003"
Paul Parisi, ACME Bookbinding
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