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Hist480: Senior Thesis: Senior Seminar Privileges

Submitting an honors thesis to the university archive

If you are writing an honors thesis and wish to submit it to our collection in the University Archives:

Your thesis advisor may have guidelines that are specific to your department or discipline. If there are not any department-specific guidelines, please follow the link below for guidelines to use in preparing your thesis.

Perks for Thesis Writers!

Checkout books for the entire semester

  • HU materials only
  • Talk to Karen Ryan at the Circulation Desk (
  • Semester-long checkout available

Checkout more than 50 books

  • Talk to Karen Ryane at the Circulation Desk (

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • This is how you’ll obtain those books and articles that we do not provide access to (or if a book you need is currently checked out, you may use ILL). Or you may find a microfilm collection of primary sources that you would like to use. Or a dissertation… or…  (the possibilities are endless).
  • Book requests (or anything that must be shipped here): allow 1-3 weeks.
  • Article requests (or anything that can be sent via e-mail): allow 2-4 business days.

Virginia Tech's Newman Library: a 50-minute drive away

  • As a Hollins student, you have checkout privileges at Virginia Tech. You may obtain a guest borrower’s card by showing your Hollins ID at the circulation desk in Newman Library. Guest borrowing privileges allow you to check out an item for 30 days, renewable up to 4 times.
  • If you believe that Tech may have resources helpful to you, please talk to me before making the trip.  One of our librarians used to work there and I might be able to assist you before you go (whether by arranging for you to meet with a librarian there; suggesting a database VT offers; etc)
  • To see what they have: Search Newman Library's catalog


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      Rebecca Seipp
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      MSIS, Information Science
      The University of Texas at Austin
      BA, History
      Southwestern University