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.

If the National Rail and Tube strikes go ahead this week there may be some disruption to the Library service. Please contact us in advance if you intend to visit the Library.

Special arrangements in light of COVID-19:

  • The Library is open to visitors 09:00-16:00 Monday-Friday.
  • Visitors are required to follow the Institution’s Covid-19 guidance when visiting Bastwick Street. Face coverings are optional.
  • Postal loan and click & collect services are available.

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 (Members only)

Access over 450 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

Make a donation

Your support will help us expand our collection, and provide more structural engineers with the knowledge they need.

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The Institution of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
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