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Library closure

The Library and Archives reading rooms will be closed to the public from Wednesday 18 March 2020.

Please email us at libdesk@theiet.org or archives@theiet.org for enquiries or for help in accessing our 24/7 digital resources.

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.

Buy an IET tie

As a member, you can now own an exclusive IET member or fellow tie for £25.00. To buy, call +44 (0)1438 765665 or email sales@theiet.org with your name and membership number.

Look out for our new branded merchandise - coming soon!