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Arts Library Special Collections: Graphic Design Theses

Resources available in the Special Collections of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.

Today's Hours

The ALSC reading room is open:

  • Fall and Spring semesters: Monday-Thursday 1pm-4:30pm and Friday 10am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm
  • Summer Sessions: Monday-Friday 1pm-4:00pm
  • Appointments may be required during recess

To find current access policy for non-Yale researchers, please see Plan your visit.

Questions? Visit Accessing Arts Library Special Collections guide or contact us at

Quick Results

To see all thesis books all thesis books sorted by date, go to:

This searches Orbis and sorts the results by "Publication Date Descending"

Search Tips

Do you want to sort your results by year? Use the drop down menu on the upper right side of the results page.

  • Publication Date = Oldest first
  • Publications Date Descending = Newest first

Accessing Graphic Design Thesis Books

To search for Yale graphic design thesis books, we recommend using Orbis, instead of Quicksearch.

From the Library home page navigate to Orbis by clicking Books and More.

Yale University Library home page showing link to "Books and More (Orbis)"


For all available Yale graphic design thesis books, use these key words: yale graphic design thesis

Search for "yale graphic design thesis" in Orbis


For graphic design thesis books for a specific year, add the year-- for instance: yale graphic design thesis 2017

Search for "yale graphic design thesis 2017" in Orbis


For a thesis book by a specific designer, add their name-- for instance: yale graphic design thesis ana pinto

Search for "yale graphic design thesis ana pinto" in Orbis


Once you find a thesis you want to see, use the link to Request for use in the Arts Library Special Collections and fill out the form to finish your request.

Search results in Orbis: catalog record for Ana Pinto's graphic design thesis