The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Library contains over 36,000 publications covering all aspects of structural engineering.

The Library collection ranges from current research to material dating back to the 18th century. The formation of a library was one of the first activities of the fledgling Institution when it was founded as The Concrete Institute in 1908. Over time it has grown to become a wonderful collection, representing the body of knowledge of structural engineering over the last century with new material continuously being added.

New books

The latest books and reports acquired by the Library are listed below:

October 2015 document
August 2015 document
September 2015 document

We are happy to receive suggestions for book purchases.

Please email any suggestions to the Library.
  • Information

    Christmas closure dates

    The Library will close at 2pm on Thursday 24th December and reopen at 9.30am on Monday 4th January 2016.
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    Staff Christmas lunch

    The Library will close at midday on Friday 18th December due to the IStructE staff Christmas lunch. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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    Library at new IStructE HQ

    The Library collection is located on the first floor of 47-58 Bastwick Street. Contact the Library with your enquiries and loan requests or visit the Library to undertake your own research with the help of the library staff.

Our Values
Browse the catalogue of books, journal articles, reports and standards.

Click here for catalogue search guide.
Our Members
The Library offers a range of services to meet your information requirements.
Our history
All grades of member may use and borrow from the Library. Read here to see how it works.

The Library offers a non-commercial and commercial copying service in line with current copyright legislation.
Organisation Structure
Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions about the Library service and how it works.
Location and Room Hire
This service helps trace a firm that has merged, been taken over, closed down or changed its name.

Our Values
The Library supports a number of reading lists prepared by the Institution to help members with their research and professional development.

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