The Kolarik Book Studio is located in North Hall,along with our papermaking and print studios. Kolarik is a fully equipped bindery with open workspace in which binding and artist book classes are held. Equipment includes a board shear, guillotine, standing press, nipping presses, job backer, sewing frames, plough, foil stamper and drill press. The studio also includes a variety of hand tools and equipment such as Japanese screw punches, paring knives, and sharpening stones. In addition to Kolarik Book Studio, Center students also have access to Room 25, which serves as graduate student storage and work space. Cneter students also have access to the Historical Book Model collection at the UI Libraries Conservation Lab. UI Libraries Special Collections is another resource for both historical and artist's book structures.
The Center offers a variety of courses in bookbinding: for complete course descriptions, see the Center for the Book listing in the UI Catalog. For Center course availabilities, check listings at ISIS; enter 108 in the "Department" field then click on "Search."