Theses & Binding

Binding operations are currently suspended.


As a service to Queens College students, the Library will bind three copies of a Master Thesis (one each for the student, the Department, and the Reserve Library) at a cost of $35. Four copies can be bound at a cost of $55, and five for $60. Theses should be dropped off at the Borrowing desk, Rosenthal Library, during service hours.

When depositing the theses in the Library, students are requested to do the following:

  1. Have pages in the proper order;
  2. Have sponsor’s original signature on the first page of each copy;
  3. Bring copies of the Bursar’s receipt.

Please note that we only accept receipts that are not over 60 days old.Theses are sent for commercial binding. It takes approximately six to ten weeks for bound theses to arrive in the issuing department. Graduates should communicate with their departmental secretary after six weeks in order to arrange for pick-up at the academic department.


Queens College has master’s theses contributed by graduate students from a wide range of academic departments. Many current graduate students find them useful as a guide to style and composition when writing their own thesis.

Most of these theses are available at the main Borrowing desk. Theses in art and music subjects are located in the Art Library or the Music Library, respectively, and must be requested at those libraries.

Theses copies can be used in the Library only. Contact the Borrowing desk ahead of time to schedule an appointment for viewing these items. Specify the call number of the item you will want to see. The Borrowing Desk can be emailed at:

CUNY Academic Works 

If you have recently completed your thesis, you are invited to share your work in CUNY Academic Works, CUNY’s institutional repository.  CUNY Academic Works makes the scholarly and creative work of the CUNY community available online. By making the work of students and faculty freely available on the internet, the repository makes it easier for you to find a larger audience of colleagues, students, and potential collaborators.  

All works shared in CUNY Academic Works will be made publicly available on the internet.  

Note that including your work in Academic Works is voluntary. No department at QC currently requires electronic deposit of theses. 

If you would like to participate, please see the guide on theses and dissertations in Academic Works. There you will find FAQs and detailed instructions for uploading your thesis.  

Finding the Call Number of the Theses You Want

Queens College master’s theses are listed in OneSearch.

Enter the phrase Queens College Masters Theses in the search box; then add to this phrase a word for the topic or the name of the department in which the thesis was completed. Note that the catalog rejects apostrophes.

If you require additional assistance consult with a reference librarian in Research Services who can assist you with your search strategy.