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September 18, 2015
Knowledge Centre at Savoy Place: re-opening plans

As refurbishment of Savoy Place nears completion, keep up to date with the plans being made to re-open the new Knowledge Centre.



    Posted By: Mike Dunne @ 18 September 2015 08:45 AM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

June 24, 2015
Early closure on Wednesday 24th June

The Library will be closing at 4pm on Wednesday 24th June due to an event booking. 

We apologise for any inconvenience to our users. 


    Posted By: Edward James Kemp @ 24 June 2015 10:43 AM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

December 10, 2014
Christmas 2014 Library arrangements

Off-site books
The last day for requesting off-site items for receipt this year is 15 December 2014.
Email requests received after Monday morning 15th December 2014 will not be requested from our offsite storage until Monday 5th January 2015.

Library closure:
The Library will be closed all day on 18 December 2014.

Christmas closure
The Library will be closed from 11.30am on 24th December 2014 and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015, 9.00am.


    Posted By: Mike Dunne @ 10 December 2014 02:22 PM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

February 21, 2014
Improvements to the online library catalogue

The Online library catalogue will not be available to members between Monday 3rd March 2014  – Monday 24th March 2014 inclusive. A new improved library management system is being installed.

This upgrade will ensure efficient seaching and a better user experience, allowing users to find what they need, when they need it.

To request or renew books during this period please contact the Library enquiry desk:
Library tel: +44(0)20 7344 5461

More information concerning the new library system will be available shortly.

Edited: 12 March 2014 at 03:41 PM by Mike Dunne


    Posted By: Mike Dunne @ 21 February 2014 11:19 AM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

May 24, 2013
Library bookshop
The bookshop currently located in the Library on the first floor of Savoy Place will close on 1 June 2013.

All other book sales will continue as normal

Online: via the Resourcessection of our website
Telephone: +44 (0) 1438 767328
Fax: +44 (0) 1438 767375

From 1 June the only items for sale from the Library will be Fellows' ties and Members' ties.

Edited: 24 May 2013 at 03:24 PM by Mike Dunne


    Posted By: Mike Dunne @ 24 May 2013 02:57 PM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

May 22, 2013
Changes to the Library and Archives service
IET Library

Due to the closure of Savoy Place for refurbishment, the Library Reading Room will be closed to visitors from Monday 1st July 2013.

Members will be able to drop off and collect books at Savoy Place through the Reading Room entrance until the closure of the building on the 19th July.
Library staff will also deliver items to the Appleton Centre on request.

Postal loans, access to the Virtual Library and research services will continue as normal, although there may be a delay in retrieving books while the collections are being packed and moved.

Please contact the Library Desk ( if you are concerned about access to the collections during this period.

A Library Service will be operating at One Birdcage Walk from 22 July 2013. For more information, please see the website

IET Archives

Due to the removal of the collections from Savoy Place and the construction of a new Archives Centre in Savoy Hill House, the IET Archives collections and rare books will be closed to visiting researchers from Monday 10 June.

Enquiry services will continue to operate as normal, but there may be a delay to our usual response times as the collections are processed and moved off-site.

A new Archives Centre is planned to open in September 2013.

If you have any queries about accessing the Archives and Rare Books collections, please contact the Archives (

Edited: 22 May 2013 at 04:16 PM by Mike Dunne


    Posted By: Mike Dunne @ 22 May 2013 03:48 PM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

July 10, 2012
IET London:Savoy Place - Olympic host venue, 12th July - 19th August

IET London: Savoy PlacePlanning on visiting the Library and Archives at IET London: Savoy Place during the Olympics? If so, then there will be a few changes that you need to be aware of in preparation for your visit. We have an exciting opportunity of being a host venue for a National Olympic Committee (NOC) during the actual Olympic period (30th July- 10th August 2012). If it goes ahead then most of the building will be unavailable to staff, members and visitors. The building will start to prepare for this event from Thursday 12 July 2012 and will end on the 19th August 2012.

The Library on the first floor will still be open to members during this time but will be operating a reduced service between the core hours of 10am to 4pm to allow for staff travelling to and from London during the games period. As most of the building access is restricted whilst the NOC are occupying the building, we ask that if you are still preparing to come in during this period that you contact the library or archives at least 24 hours before your visit. If you require any items fetched from our store rooms they will be retrieved every morning in preparation for your visit.  

Your visit will require you to access the building via the Savoy Street side door and not the main entrance. Reception staff will be there to give you a warm friendly greeting into the building. Please be aware that security checks will be in force, so it will be advisable to bring with you your IET membership card or any other form of ID.  A member of library staff will come down to escort you up to the library area.

The Library will be operating a quiet tabled area to the left of the main enquiry desk and to the right, a comfy seating area to hold discussions with your friends and colleagues. There will be coffee/tea making machine, so you can still get your caffeine fix whilst the Kelvin and Appleton Rooms are closed.  Please note, that this is a self-service machine.

The Library and Archives aims to run as full a service as possible during this time and we hope that your visit to the Library and Archives at IET London: Savoy Place is enjoyable.  Please contact the Library and Archives for further information or check out the Unique opportunity for IET London: Savoy Place web page.
To plan ahead for your travel during the Olympics, please visit the Get Ahead of the Games website.

Edited: 10 July 2012 at 10:30 PM by Hazel Jones


    Posted By: Hazel Jones @ 10 July 2012 10:22 PM     Service changes     Comments (0)  

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