Unbind books


Use machines or manual techniques to remove the covering holding paper pages together in order to replace it, repair it or to scan its contents.

Alternative labels

unbind book
unbinding books
dismantle books
loosen pages from books

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Unbind books is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Unbind books is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Bindery operator: Bindery operators tend machines that bind printed or unprinted paper into volumes using staples, twine, glue or other binding technologies.
Reprographics technician: Reprographics technicians are responsible for the full or partial process of reproduction of graphical documents through mechanical-driven or digital means, such as photography, scanning or digital printing. These activities are commonly performed for purposes of maintaining archives or other structured catalogues.




  1. Unbind books – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022