Institution of Mechanical Engineers Library

Contact details

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About the library

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK, with over 92,000 members worldwide. The Institution was founded in 1847 and the library collection has evolved throughout the Institution's life. We have one of the best mechanical engineering collections in the world with many rare and specialist resources, holding over 86,000 items.

We cover the industry areas of : railway, process engineering, automotive, aerospace, medical engineering, building services, waste management, power systems, pressure systems and manufacturing. Core subject areas include: machine mechanics, machine design, mechanisms, kinematics, fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, combustion, power drives, materials, renewable energy, product design, machine tools, project management and finite element analysis. The archive includes collections of personal papers from important engineers and engineering companies.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes. The library is open 9:15-5:30 pm, Mon-Fri. Only members are able to borrow items.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the Institution of Mechanical Engineers contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers data on Copac

Example record from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers:

ISO 13347-1 (= BS ISO 13347-1) Industrial fans - determination of fan sound levels under standardized laboratory conditions, Part 1 General overview.
  Published: International Organisation for Standardization 2004

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