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The Institution maintains an extensive online and physical library collection and offers a free enquiry service, providing members with quick access to a wealth of technical data and business information.

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General enquiries:
+44 (0)20 7973 1274

Archive enquiries:
+44 (0)20 7973 1265

The IMechE and IET libraries are currently co-located. Members with enquiries about IET library services should continue to use the same contact details 

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9.15am to 5.30pm

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