If a dissertation or theses is not available through our Library or available online, you can file a request with our Interlibrary loan department. If they are unable to find a circulating copy, they will provide the option of using Dissertation Express, a fee-based service that obtains dissertations in 4-5 business days. The library pays for the dissertation, and retains it after you are finished with it. You, in turn, pay the $25 Dissertation Express shipping fee. For more information about this service, see the Interlibrary Loan Office's Dissertation Express FAQ entry.
Works in IDEALS
For U of I authors whose dissertations or theses are in IDEALS, the Library can provide you with a PDF file of your work. Contact us at the email address listed on this page.