Trinity College Dublin research theses can be found using Stella Search and refining your search results by selecting the format ‘TCD Thesis’. You can also use the Classic Catalogue and pre-select the TCD Thesis collection.
All print theses held by the Library are in storage. Students, staff and visting readers should use the Automated Stack Requests (ASR) system to request them.
Note: Trinity College Dublin theses cannot be borrowed and must be read in the Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher (BLU) Libraries.
Taught Masters dissertations awarded post-2004/5 are not held by the Library.
Undergraduate dissertations are not held by the Library.
Occasionally a thesis will appear in the Online Catalogue with a "stay" (embargo) on it, meaning it cannot be viewed. This temporary (usually between one and five year) restriction is made by the Graduate Studies Office on behalf of the author, not the Library.
During 2016 the Library undertook the large-scale digitisation of two thousand Trinity Ph.D. theses from the date range 2000-2015. These e-theses are in the process of being uploaded to the special thesis collection in our institutional repository TARA. The records are also available in our Library catalogue.
Notice for Graduates on Thesis Digitisation
If you require some restrictions on access to the electronic copy of your thesis then please get in touch straight away to discuss the options.
If your thesis was not scanned this time around, or you are a recent graduate and you would like to contribute a PDF copy of your thesis, we would love to hear from you! Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many universities are digitising their research output and making it freely available via their institutional repository – check their Library/University website for information.
British and Irish theses, including Trinity College Dublin theses, are indexed in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland.
North American and some European (including some Irish and British) theses are indexed in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I.
If a thesis is not available freely online contact the Library’s Inter-Library Loan Office.
- Browse RIAN for Irish electronic theses.
- Read in the institution's library by using an ALCID card or letter of introduction, or
- Request via Inter-Library Loan
- Register at the site to search and download items
- UK theses are free to download after requested once and digitised
- For others use Inter-Library Loan to obtain at subsidised cost
- Browse DART-Europe for the discovery of European electronic theses