and archive

Access a world-class engineering library of key databases, texts and journals.

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Access all our online and print collections via one search (member login required)

  • Enquiries and document supply

    • Borrow books and order documents
    • Borrow standards
    • Use our enquiry service to find technical or business information
    • Purchase model forms of contract
    Our library services

    Book renewal

    Log in to the Library catalogue to renew your items.

    Renew your books

  • Explore our Archive and artefacts

    Archives recording the development of mechanical engineering, the Industrial Revolution and the Institution:

    • Historical Member records and Institutional documents
    • Collections of drawings and photographs
    • Personal and business collections

    We offer an enquiry and supply service.

    Explore our Archive and artefacts

    We are open:
    Monday, Wednesday to Friday 10am - 4pm by appointment.

    Browse our catalogues:

  • Visit our Library and Archive

    Visit our London library or make an appointment to view our extensive Archive of engineering artefacts and historical documents. 

    You will need to notify us in advance if you would like to view any of our journals as these need to be retrieved from our store.

    We are open:
    Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5pm.

    Visit us

    Library disruption

    The Library will remain open as it undergoes refurbishment (June-September 2019), but there will be noise disruption and reduced access at times.

    Online access and enquiries will be unaffected.


    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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