Request a thesis from the Central Library store

Store Service closed Monday 21 January - Thursday 24 January
Due to essential maintenance in the Central Library Store, the Store Service will be suspended from Monday 21 January to Thursday 24 January. We will collect requests submitted on those days on Friday 25 January.


Before requesting a thesis please check whether an electronic copy is available in the Spiral Repository. Spiral can be searched by anyone, however theses submitted for examination before July 2007 are restricted to Imperial College London members - log in with your College username and password to download a copy.

If a thesis is not available in Spiral you can place a Document Delivery request for a digital copy of the thesis. The time scale for digitisation is currently 2 weeks.

If you wish to visit the Central Library to consult a thesis, complete the form below prior to your visit.

You may request a maximum of 4 items from the store at any one time.

The Store Service operates at the following times:

  • Monday - Friday
    Requests are collected at 11.00 and 16.00 and will usually be available by either 12.00 or 17.00 respectively. Requests made after 16.00 on Friday will be collected at 11.00 on Monday and will usually be available by 12.00.

  • Saturday - Sunday
    There is no service at the weekend. Requests made will be collected at 11.00 on Monday and will usually be available by 12.00.

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