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Dissertation Policy

The Interlibrary Loan Department will attempt to obtain copies of dissertations and theses whenever possible. However, dissertations can be difficult to obtain through ILL because they may be owned only by the institution where they were written, and many schools do not circulate their dissertations.

Submit dissertation requests to the Interlibrary Loan Department, which will contact you if we are unable to borrow the item. If the item cannot be borrowed, patrons must purchase the dissertation or thesis.

Access Your ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Account

  • Students must purchase dissertations and theses on their own through Dissertation Express.
    The Library does not purchase dissertations for students.
  • Faculty and staff can order dissertations through the ILL Department in the Library.
    Dissertation and thesis purchases will be charged back to the appropriate department.

If you choose to purchase a dissertation through Dissertation Express, the dissertations will take about two weeks to arrive and will be yours to keep.