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Engineering: Print Collections

Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

All libraries Engineering Library

The easiest way to track down a specific item is by searching iDiscover.
For guidance on how to use iDiscover most effectively, see the iDiscover LibGuide.
If you need journal articles, conference papers, books, reports or other items that cannot be found in any of the University libraries, we can attempt to obtain a photocopy or a loan from the British Library, or other UK institutions.

These cost between £10 and £15 per Inter Library Loan, but members of the department can make 10 requests per academic year, free of charge. 

If you want to request an item as an Inter Library Loan, please email us at cued-library@eng.cam.ac.uk for a request form.

Locating print collections

Print resources available from the Engineering Library include:

  • 25,000 books, including Tripos reading list material

  • 200 printed journals

  • 30,000 reports including Department technical reports

  • Past exam papers and other Tripos materialsEngineering PhD theses

All our print collections are held in the Library, and you can find them by classmark (a unique combination of letters and numbers e.g. EP 35). You can find the classmark when searching for the item on iDiscover, and then match it with the one on the printed label on the item. Our collection is shelved alphabetically by classmark, beginning with A in the Silent Space, and ending with Z near the Library entrance in the Collaborative Space.

Some items such as PhD theses and journals are housed in the basement. If you need one of these, you will have to ask a member of Library staff to fetch it for you.

If you can't find what you're looking for, ask one of the Library team for help!

Additionally, there are other libraries in Cambridge which may also hold useful collections for your study or research. We recommend trying:

Cambridge University Library  Betty and Gordon Moore Library
Judge Business School Library Computer Laboratory Library

Architecture and History of Art Library

 

 

 

 

Intra Library Loans

We operate an Intra Library Loan service with the Betty and Gordon Moore Library. Simply email us with your request by 5pm Tuesday, and we can collect it on Wednesday so you can pick it up from the Engineering Library on Thursday. You can also return items to us to go back to the Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

Please note: If the item is recalled at any point during transit, the Intra Library Loan request will be voided and you will be notified by the Betty and Gordon Moore Library. Similarly, if the item is recalled once the loan has been added to your account, you will need to return the item as soon as possible. You are responsible for ensuring your items are returned by their due date. Overdue items may be subject to fines. Full rules may be found on the Betty and Gordon Moore Library's website: moore.libraries.cam.ac.uk.

Inter Library Loans

If you need journal articles, conference papers, books, reports or other items that cannot be found in any of the University libraries, we can attempt to obtain a copy from the British Library or other UK institutions. Members of the Department can make 10 Inter Library Loan requests per academic year, free of charge. If you want to request an item as an Inter Library Loan, please email us for a request form.

Recommend an item

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