Research and document supply services

A free enquiry service, and document supply and interlibrary loans at charged rates.

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Research services

The IET Library offers free assistance with your research, using our collections and beyond. If you are looking for a particular fact or statistic, need a literature search for books or articles on a particular subject, or a general overview of our resources with advice on which of those are most likely to meet your needs, we will be happy to help.       

Our collections range from historic journals and books, though to the most up-to-date electronic resources, and we regularly deal with enquiries on the technical, business and historic aspects of engineering. We also provide one-to-one assistance in the use of electronic resources within the library.

To to find out more, or to contact us with your enquiry:

Tel: +44(0) 20 7344 5434
Fax: +44(0) 20 7344 8467
Email: searchservice@theiet.org


Document supply services

If you are looking for a specific article, we can supply it in print or electronic format. Our aim is to supply copies within 48 hours of receipt of order.

This service is open to all, worldwide, with IET members receiving a preferential rate. If an article is not held in our collections, we can usually source it as an Inter-library loan from the British Library.

Charges are calculated based on the number of pages, and a higher fee applies for items obtained from outside the IET collections. A “Copyright Fee Paid” service is available for commercial copies of articles, at an additional cost of £10.00. Commercial copying applies to all publications except IEE/IET publications. Please follow the link below to see the full list of charges, and further details on when commercial copyright fees apply:

Document Supply  

To request an article please email:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7344 5461
Fax: +44 (0)20 7344 8467
Email: libdesk@theiet.org Document supply in words