Library Services



Stores hold a copy of most UCL PhD Theses, from 1910 to the present and a selection of Masters Theses.

In addition to the PhDs we hold, we also have a selection of Masters Theses for the following subjects:

  • Conservation Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Museum Studies.

The current 5 years of Environmental Studies Masters Theses are held at the Bartlett Library Issue Desk.

In order to retrieve the correct item, it is necessary to include the date of the work, author's name and full title of the thesis on the Store Request Form.

All other UCL theses can be requested for consultation at the Royal Free, Orthopaedics or Science Libraries only.

They will be kept at the selected pick-up site for two weeks only. Certain restrictions as to when you can consult this material are applied due to copyright law. Theses are kept under restricted access for reference only in the library. This means they cannot be borrowed and are only available for consultation during Issue Desk/Collection Point opening hours (see Library sites information for details).

We do not hold any Undergraduate dissertations. If you are interested in this material please talk directly to the relevant faculty department.

If a reader requires access outside of these hours they must contact the stores desk directly.

Some Clinical Health Psychology (D.Clin.) dissertations are in two volumes, the second of which contains confidential medical material and is marked Restricted Access, in red, on the spine. If you need to consult volume two as well as the main dissertation then you need to obtain a letter from the director of the sub-department of Clinical Health Psychology, at the time of writing this is Prof. P. Fonagy.

Please note

Failure to return a thesis to the Issue Desk/Collection Point on time, or removing it from the library, may result in the suspension of library privileges.