The quality of binding depends on the type of materials. As a working librarian or a prospective librarian you would need to be conversant with the types and quality of binding materials. Binding materials can be categorised into the following.
Covering materials: The covering material include the boards and the materials used in covering these boards. The material are leather, cloth and paper.
Sewing material : Sewing materials are thread, thread gauze and tapes.
Adhesives: Adhesives like paste, glue and gum are necessary binding material.
Decoration material: These include the dust cover and lettering material.