The Knowledge Centre

Library opening times

From today, 24th March 2022, the Knowledge Centre at Savoy Place will be open between 10am-1pm and 2-4pm every weekday until further notice. If you have any questions about visiting us, please email libdesk@theiet.org

COVID-19 update

Please note that we will no longer be accepting cash payments for books or ties from Thursday 12 March.

Who can visit the library?

IET members and other UK engineering institution members, such as Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) members, may borrow publications that are available for loan. 

If you are planning on visiting the Knowledge Centre at Savoy Place please let us know in advance by either email or telephone.

The library is open to all members of the general public. Non-members can use our facilities for reference purposes only.

The library is located in our IET London: Savoy Place building situated on the banks of the Thames, next to Waterloo bridge.

Why not take a tour of the library?

What’s on the tour?

The library tour will introduce you to:

  • the Virtual Library and its collection of electronic books and journals
  • our hard copy resources
  • the online catalogue
  • using remote access.

Contact the Library to arrange your tour.

If you’re interested in the history of the IET or its archive collections, please contact the Archives.