Order copies of theses and search other collections

Find copies of theses or dissertations that are not available in digital format or in the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collection.

How to obtain non-digital theses

If the record for the thesis or dissertation you need does not include a full-text link, search Aurora, LAC's library catalogue, to see the holdings information (location and availability) for microform and print formats. From the Theses Canada Search record display, you can click on the OCLC number to open the record in Aurora. The Request an item page provides more information about how to request items in Aurora.

Theses or dissertations on microform can be consulted only in LAC's reading room at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa. To ensure that material is available on the date of your visit, you can place the retrieval request in Aurora a couple of days in advance. Requested theses and dissertations will be delivered to the pick-up shelves on the third floor. While on site, you can use Aurora to request other theses, which will be delivered to the pick-up shelves within two to three working hours.

Make the most of your visit to LAC by consulting the Services for the Public page.

To request a copy of a microform thesis or dissertation, follow the steps at Ordering copies online.

Find theses and dissertations in other Canadian libraries

You can search for theses and dissertations at other Canadian libraries using Voilà, the National Union Catalogue. Within Voilà, limit the results by format to retrieve only theses and dissertations.

Most Canadian universities publish copies of their theses and dissertations in their institutional repositories. Consult the following list of theses repositories to find each university's most recent theses and dissertations.

Canadian university theses repositories
UniversityTheses repository

Acadia University

Acadia Scholar / Theses

Athabasca University


Brock University

Brock Theses

Carleton University

CURVE Theses and Dissertations

Concordia University

Spectrum Research Repository

Dalhousie University

Faculty of Graduate Studies Online Theses

École de technologie supérieur

Espace ÉTS Mémoires et Thèses

École nationale d'administration publique

Espace ENAP

Emily Carr University

E-Collections at Emily Carr / Graduate Theses

HEC Montréal

Dissertations and Theses

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Espace INRS

Institute for Christian Studies

ICS Institutional Repository

Lakehead University

Knowledge Commons / Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Laurentian University

LU Zone UL Electronic Theses

McGill University


McMaster University

MacSphere Open Access Dissertations and Theses Community

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Mount Saint Vincent University

Ecommon / MSVU Theses

NSCAD University

NSCAD Digital Theses

OCAD University

OCAD University Open Research Repository

Polytechnique Montréal


Queen's University

QSpace / Graduate Theses, Dissertations and Projects

Royal Military College

RMCC-CMRC eSpace / Theses and Dissertations

Royal Roads University

Dissertations & Theses @ RRU

Ryerson University

RULA Digital Repository / Theses

Simon Fraser University

Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

St. Mary's University

Theses and Dissertations

St. Stephen's College

ERA / St. Stephen's College


TÉLUQ – Dissertations and Theses

Thompson Rivers University

TRU Space / Theses: Honours and Masters

Trent University

Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Trinity Western University

TWU Thesis Collection

Université de Moncton

Thèses de l'Université de Moncton

Université de Montréal

Papyrus / Thèses et Mémoires de l'Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke

Savoirs UdeS

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi


Université du Québec à Montréal


Université du Québec à Rimouski


Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Dépôt numérique de UQTR

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Depositum, le dépôt institutionnel

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Dépôt institutionnel de l'UQO

Université Laval

Corpus UL Thèses et Mémoires

University of Alberta

ERA / Theses and Dissertations

University of British Columbia

UBC Theses and Dissertations

University of Calgary

PRISM / Graduate Studies

University of Guelph

The Atrium / Theses & Dissertations

University of Lethbridge

OPUS: Open ULeth Scholarship / Theses

University of Manitoba

MSpace / Faculty of Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

University of New Brunswick

UNB Scholar / Theses and Dissertations

University of Northern British Columbia

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

e-scholar@UOIT / Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

University of Ottawa

uO Research / uOttawa Theses

University of Prince Edward Island


University of Regina

oURspace Theses and Dissertations

University of Saskatchewan

Harvest / Electronic Theses and Dissertations

University of Toronto

TSpace / School of Graduate Studies – Theses

University of Victoria

UVicSpace / Faculty of Graduate Studies

University of Waterloo

UWSpace Theses

University of Western Ontario

Western Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies: Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

University of Windsor

Scholarship at UWindsor: Electronic Theses and Dissertations

University of Winnipeg

WinnSpace / The University of Winnipeg Theses

Wilfrid Laurier University

Scholars Commons @ Laurier / Theses and Dissertations

York University

YorkSpace / Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

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