Most of the UK theses in the List can be accessed through the British Thesis Service of the British Library. Microfilm or bound paper copies of most theses are available for sale; microfilm loans are available to registered customers. The website provides further information and contact details.

UMIST and the Universities of Bradford, Edinburgh, Manchester, St Andrews and Swansea withdrew from the British Thesis Service in 1992: theses registered after this date are not available through the Service (see List of participating universities and colleges for full BTS coverage details.) For these theses, or for theses from outside the UK, you should first approach the library of the relevant university.

A copy of every registered thesis is deposited in the library of the university to which it is submitted, and will typically be available to view in that library. Some libraries, in addition to those named above, will provide microfilm or electronic copies for purchase.