The Tampere University Library is obligated to archive the master’s and licentiate theses of the University. All theses are available in printed format, newer theses also in electronic format.
The Theses database has bibliographic references of theses from 1991 on, and abstracts and full-text from 2000 on. All the time more and more theses are available in electronic format, and when published online, they can be read in an open network anytime, anywhere.
The archive copies of theses are located in the Main Library and in the Department Library of Health Sciences.
Master’s and licentiate theses from 2003 onward are housed on the third floor in the Main Library, if they have not been published electronically in the Theses database. Older theses are housed in a closed storage, and they – excluding those that are available electronically - can be requested for reading by filling out an online form. In principle, theses are not loaned out.
Tertio houses theses from the disciplines of medicine, nursing science, national health science and natural sciences, and also the theses of advanced special studies in medicine from 2007 onward. Copies of older master’s theses are loaned out. Some theses are available also electronically in the Theses database.
All dissertations of the University of Tampere are available in the dissertation collection in the Reference library of the Main Library. The items in this collection are not loaned out at all.
In addition to reference copies, generally two copies of each dissertation are acquired for the Main Library's collection. These copies are placed in the general collection classified by subject. These copies can be borrowed and their shelf locations can be found in the Tamcat database.
Circulating copies of dissertations from the disciplines of the Department of Humanities and Education are available in Humanika.
The medical dissertations in Tertio are all circulating copies. However, dissertations from earlier years are available only selectively.