Requesting Theses/Dissertations | LSU Graduate School

Requesting Theses & Dissertations

Former LSU graduate students can request a complimentary PDF copy of their own thesis or dissertation (if not already available electronically through ProQuest or the LSU Digital Commons).

To place a request: 

  1. Search for the title or author of the thesis/dissertation in the LSU Library catalog.
  2. Click on the appropriate title from the search results, then select the “Request Item” link from the bottom of the catalog record.
  3. Requestors will be prompted to create an account.
    • Those no longer actively affiliated with LSU will choose “Guest,” then “First Time User” to proceed.
  4. When the order form appears, select the “Switch to Duplication Order” button at the top of the screen.
  5. Fill out the required fields, including the following fields under Order Information.
  6. You will receive an email notification from LSU Special Collections when the PDF file has been scanned and uploaded to your account. Requests are typically filled within 3-5 business days.

Requestors looking for an LSU thesis or dissertation other than their own can follow these instructions, but will be charged a $25 fee. Those associated with a library system that uses Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can also choose to submit a request through their own institution’s ILL department.