Depending on its age and condition, a thesis is physically stored in one of three places in the library. Look for LOCATION in the catalog record to determine where it's kept.
- RISD REF. Masters' Theses 1st Floor / Mezzanine
The most recent 3-4 years of theses are shelved here. Located on the Mezzanine of the 1st floor Reading Room, this is a browsable collection with a dedicated study area.
- RISD Storage Masters' Theses Basement Storage
Fill out a Storage Request form at the Research Help Desk or Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library. See Hours for access.
- RISD Archives 2nd Floor / Special Collections & Archives Reading Room
From the 15 West lobby, take elevators 5 or 6 to the 2nd floor and follow the signs. See Hours for access.
Digital Commons (Online)
Varying by department, the most recent 2-3 years may be available as pdf in Digital Commons. A link to the pdf is included in the catalog record.
First Floor | Second Floor
Questions? Contact a Research Librarian.