Knowledge resources

Stay abreast of what’s happening in your field with access to a trusted source of Essential Engineering Intelligence ®.

Our members rely on the IET to provide books, research papers, factual data and historical information that may be hard to find elsewhere. Our responsibility to you is to provide you with the products and tools to filter an ever increasing volume of information from a bewildering variety of sources and help you pin-point the information which is relevant, faster and more efficient.

IET Library and Archives

IET London: Savoy Place is home to the IET Library and Archives, offering access to a world-class collection of digital and printed resources on all areas of engineering and technology, containing 65,000 printed books and 3,500 print journals. Additional member benefits include: 

  • Library loan – members may borrow up to ten titles from the library. We also offer a free of charge global postal loan service (three items for non-UK residents). 
  • The Virtual Library – a member exclusive benefit, the Virtual Library is a large electronic resource, consisting of thousands of online eBooks, eJournals, magazines and reports, accessible anytime, anywhere. 
  • Library research service – let our team of information professionals assist you with any research enquiry. We have access to thousands of current and archive print resources, electronic books and journals, and online databases including IET Inspec.
  • The Archives – The IET has an extensive collection of records on the history of engineering and of the IET in its archives, from Faraday’s notebooks to 20th century photographs and plans.

IET Digital Library

Offering online access to more than 180,000 technical papers from IET Journals, books, magazines, conference publications and seminar digests, the IET Digital Library ensures researchers have access to essential engineering intelligence in the format they prefer [new window]. Members are eligible for discounts on a range of publications available on the IET Digital Library. 

Knowledge Packs

A Knowledge Pack is a collection of credits that enables members and non-members to download journal and conference articles and eBook chapters from the IET Digital Library [new window].

As part of your membership, members receive ten free credits to download content from the IET’s Digital Library on 1 January every year, with the opportunity to purchase additional credits throughout the year allowing more downloads.


The quality and range of our publications is outstanding. We publish more than 100 books, journals and magazines covering science, engineering and technology every year. We also publish BS 7671: the IET Wiring Regulations and develop a range of new Standards such as the Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. 

As a member you can enjoy significant discounts on the majority of these in print and online. Members save 35 per cent on books published by the IET when purchased directly in print via our website or digitally by chapter or full text on the IET Digital Library. Spread across a series of 21 specialist disciplines with new titles being published frequently, subjects covered include Power and Energy, Circuits, Devices and Systems, Radar and Telecommunications, as well as newer areas such as Renewable Energy.

Find out more online about the range of books available and the latest published titles. 

Engineering and Technology magazine

Engineering and Technology magazine (E&T) is frequently cited by IET members as one of their top valued membership benefits. The award winning magazine is packed with inspiring articles, lively debate, interesting facts and authoritative coverage; making it an exceptional read covering a wide spectrum of global engineering and technology subjects. Available in print, online and on the iPad [new window], members can access E&T at any time, in a format that suits them.


20 per cent discounts are available on the range of peer reviewed, research articles published in IET Journals. Available in print or online on the IET Digital Library, members will receive their discount on individual articles as well as subscriptions to the journal titles. Additionally, members will receive a 15 per cent discount on the article processing charges for any open access articles published in our range of IET Journals, including The Journal of Engineering. Find out more online. 

Member News

Keep up-to-date with every aspect of the IET's activities in member interviews, features, news stories, opinion pieces and event reports, in print and online. 

IET Inspec

Inspec is an invaluable resource - 14 million abstracts and specialised indexing to quality research literature in physics and engineering.

Find out why Inspec is an essential tool that swiftly locates the precise research information you require.

IET Events

We run over 1,500 conferences, seminars and lectures every year providing boundless opportunities for networking and keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. The IET’s stature in the international engineering and technology community means we are able to attract high profile speakers and influential organisations to take part. Every event is a great opportunity to listen to some of the most influential people in the field and to share your views with other professionals. Once a member you’ll enjoy discounted rates at events organised by the IET and it’s a benefit of membership well worth taking advantage of – as you could save your subscription fee on one event alone. 


If you can’t get to our events, you can log on to IET.tv and watch live or archived event footage at your desktop via the internet [new window]. You can even ask the speaker questions during live streaming. IET.tv also features research seminars from universities and interviews with industry experts from both business and academia.