How to Request a Dissertation or Thesis

Current UW-Madison Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • See the information here for options on finding and borrowing dissertations and theses.


  • To borrow or photocopy a UW-Madison Ph.D. dissertation or master’s thesis, refer your local library’s interlibrary loan staff to UW-Madison Interlibrary Loan Lending information.  Master’s theses are not available for loan and are available only as photocopies.
  • If you have no library or information service, please consult For Those Not Affiliated with UW-Madison.
  • To purchase, order directly from Dissertation Express or by calling 1-800-521-3042. UW-Madison dissertations are only available for purchase from 1955 to present. UW-Madison master’s theses are not usually available through Dissertation Express.
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Questions? Ask a Librarian for assistance.