|Library and Archives - Don't forget to use your library!|
Dawn White, Senior Library Assistant at the IET Library, explores the essentials services on offer to all our customers...
Unknown to most IET members, we have a very traditional, but modern library at their disposal in our IET London: Savoy Place building with free WiFi access and internet terminals available. It is open for members to borrow books and for research purposes. Members of the public can also use our facilities for reference/research purposes. For those who do not qualify or do not wish to become a member of the Institution, the library offers a Library Only Membership. This allows non-members to have access to borrowing books and electronic resources via the Virtual Library.
Our print stock contains journals and conferences from the IEEE dating back to the 1950’s and more current items can be located online via the IEEExplore database, which is accessible from the library only. It’s also worth noting that we hold more IEEE stock than the IEEE themselves actually hold! Relevant BSI standards are also available in the library via the BSI standards online database, with older print copies available to view at request. With over 70,000 print books for you to choose from, there is something for everyone. Yes, most of our books are at student level or above, but we do have some really good biographies like Michael Faraday’s letters and our history section is a must read, even for us laymen.
The IET Library also gives members access to electronic resources, e-books and e-journals from EBSCO, Wiley, Keynote, Knovel and Faulkners, via the Virtual Library. All you have to do is log into the IET homepage using your username and password then follow this link. Of course if you do not find what you want or need then we can offer you further assistance. All you have to do is contact our Research Service and we will try and help. In some cases there may be a small charge, just ask and we can provide you with a quote.
So don't hesitate, either come and pay us a visit in person or look at our comprehensive online catalogue on the IET library website to open up a world of interesting electronic and print books and journals.
Written by Dawn White, Senior Library Assistant
Posted By: Hazel Jones @ 23 May 2012 04:16 PM General
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