Library services

Curated by qualified librarians, our collection of structural engineering literature spans more than 250 years; making it one of the UK's most comprehensive specialist engineering resources.

Special arrangements in light of COVID-19:

  • The Library located within our London offices is closed until further notice
  • Postal and walk-in loan services are suspended until further notice. Please do not return books until the Library reopens. We will continue to renew your books in the meantime (e.g. fines will not apply)
  • We are unable to respond to literature-based enquiries and research requests at this time
  • Our ebook collection remains accessible at:

Search the complete library catalogue

Search the Institution's entire print and electronic collection (print titles can be requested via postal loan)

Browse our ebook collection

Access almost 400 of the most important structural engineering books from your desktop PC, tablet or phone

Ask our librarians

We can assist with literature-based enquiries and, wherever possible, undertake some literature-based research on your behalf

Visit us

NOTICE: due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Library is closed to visitors until further notice.
The Institution of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
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