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Engineering Library: Resources

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

Image: person using a laptop on a deskThere are over a hundred libraries in Cambridge, from the main University Library to the Engineering Department Library to your College Libraries. To explore them all, visit the Cambridge Libraries Gateway.

For more information about Cambridge Libraries and how to use them, there is an excellent Library Essentials Guide which covers such topics as searching for and borrowing books and journals, and ways to effectively use electronic books and resources and the Reading Lists Online platform.


Engineering Library

The Engineering Library has over 25,000 books and access to thousands of online resources including journals, patents, standards and more. 

For subject resources for Engineering, see the Engineering Sciences website. 

For help on searching for what you need and accessing content anywhere, see the Search and Discovery Tools webpages.

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

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

Architecture and History of Art Library






The easiest way to find items in Cambridge libraries is by searching iDiscover. To learn more about using iDiscover, see the iDiscover Guide

Our Scan and Deliver service aims to obtain the material you need from the University Library, Moore Library and Engineering. This service can also be used to request print-outs of electronic legal deposit material.

Alternatively, you can place an order to Click & Collect materials with either the University Library or the Moore Library.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) have launched the IET Research Hub following the transition of its entire journals portfolio to Open Access. The IET Research Hub allows free access to a vast collection of engineering and technology research and consists of the IET Journals Archive (published from 2013 onwards), the IET eBook Collections & the IET Inspec Archive.


Inter Library Loans

If you need journal articles, conference papers, books, reports or other items that cannot be found in any of the University of Cambridge libraries, we can attempt to obtain a physical or digital copy as an Inter Library Loan.

To request an Inter Library Loan please use the Online Inter Library Loan Form.


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