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How to Search, Request to View, and Order Princeton University Senior Theses

Register for a Special Collections Research Account

We ask all researchers to register online for a Special Collections Research Account prior to their first visit to Mudd Library.

  • Instruction on completing registration and/or requesting materials is available on our blog:
  • Be sure to bring your Princeton ID with you to the library (outside patrons should bring a photo ID)
  • You may submit online requests to view theses in our reading room prior to your visit, or at the time of your visit

No appointment is necessary to visit us. You may bring in with you a laptop computer, digital camera, or cell phone (camera use only), but do know scanners are not allowed. Cell phone use must be silent.

Please visit our website for further information regarding visiting Mudd Library

Unable to Visit Mudd Library? No Problem...

We are happy to provide patrons who are unable to visit Mudd Library with an electronic copy of any of the theses listed in DataSpace.

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Senior Theses at Mudd Library


The Mudd Library is the central repository for Princeton University senior theses. The senior thesis collection contains over 60,000 theses that were written by Princeton undergraduate students from 1924 to the present. 

Senior theses: 1924-2012

Senior theses created between 1924-2012 are in bound or unbound paper copies, or are on microfiche and can only be viewed in person in our reading room.

Digital senior theses: 2013-Present

Senior theses created in 2013 and later are in digital format (mainly PDFs) and are stored in our digital repository, DataSpace.

  • Members of the University community are able to view and download, free of charge, digital senior theses from any computer on the University network (some theses may be subject to restriction, see "Facts about accessing theses")
  • Those outside of the University network may view senior theses in person or request a digital copy of a thesis by submitting their request through our website. As of February 1, 2020, Mudd's digitization services have been paused due to an impending renovation. Requests for digitization can be made in June 2020. 

Facts about accessing theses

  • A small percentage of digital theses (2013 to present) are restricted to viewing on computers in the Mudd Library (Walk-in Access) or are temporally restricted from access (embargoed). Restrictions are noted in their DataSpace record.

  • You do not need to submit a request to view theses in digital format (2013 and later) as you can access them on Dataspace if connected to the University network or in person.

  • Theses created in 2012 and earlier must be viewed in the Mudd Library reading room unless their digitized version is available on Dataspace for those connected to the University network.

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