THE LIBRARY AND MEMBERS’ HUB AT ONE BIRDCAGE WALK

Are you a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers? If so, the next time you’re passing through London why not stop by the Institution’s headquarters at One Birdcage Walk? Whether you’re en route elsewhere, visiting for an interview/placement or simply working nearby, the newly-refurbished Library and Members’ Hub offers you a dedicated space for work, networking and study. This blog post shows you what’s … Continue reading THE LIBRARY AND MEMBERS’ HUB AT ONE BIRDCAGE WALK

MEMBERS CAN ACCESS LIBRARIES ACROSS THE UK VIA THE SCONUL SCHEME

The IMechE Library provides a wealth of resources, most of which can be accessed by Members wherever they’re based, but we know that Members also value a library space and quick access to physical books from time to time. Since many Members do not live close enough to One Birdcage Walk to benefit from our space at IMechE HQ, we recently joined the SCONUL Access … Continue reading MEMBERS CAN ACCESS LIBRARIES ACROSS THE UK VIA THE SCONUL SCHEME

LIBRARY REFURBISHMENT UPDATE

As you may already know, the Library space at One Birdcage Walk is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and will relaunch as the Library and Members’ Hub in September. Work began on 22nd July, so we thought it was time to give you an update and a peek behind-the-scenes. The project aims to retain and enhance the feel and features of the Library as first conceived … Continue reading LIBRARY REFURBISHMENT UPDATE

NEW BOOKS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

It’s difficult for us to create a display of new books in the IMechE Library these days. This is because we buy almost all our new titles as ebooks – we’ve added over 1,000 titles this year already! Online titles can be accessed whenever, wherever, which really suits our members, who are based all over the world. This blog post acts as a virtual display … Continue reading NEW BOOKS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

THE IMECHE LIBRARY IN 1899

The Library at One Birdcage walk not only retains many of its original architectural features dating back to the opening of the building in 1899, but also some of its collections! 120 years to the day since the official opening, we’re reflecting on what the Library was like at that time. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded in Birmingham in 1847 to “give an … Continue reading THE IMECHE LIBRARY IN 1899

FROM THE GALLERY: BRICK DRYING (1902)

The IMechE Library provides members with access to key engineering resources. While today this is increasingly in the form of engineering databases or online journals and texts, the library has been providing an information service to members since at least 1877, even before the Institution moved into its current location in One Birdcage Walk. It still holds many early engineering works, most of which are … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: BRICK DRYING (1902)

NEW JOURNALS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

Over 194 journals from the publisher Taylor and Francis have now been made available to members online, complementing the existing c.12,000 titles in the library’s online journal collections. The new journals cover the whole spectrum of engineering research including chemical, control, design, manufacturing, industrial and safety. Members can search and access content from the present day back to 1997 across top publications including: Science and … Continue reading NEW JOURNALS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

FROM THE GALLERY: LANCHESTER’S THE MUSICAL SCALE (1941)

The IMechE Library provides members with access to key engineering resources. While today this is increasingly in the form of engineering databases or online journals and texts, the library has been providing an information service to members since at least 1877, even before the Institution moved into its current location in One Birdcage Walk. It still holds many early engineering works, most of which are … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: LANCHESTER’S THE MUSICAL SCALE (1941)

NEW VIDEOS TO HELP YOU ACCESS LIBRARY RESOURCES

Whether you’re new to the Institution, or if you’ve not yet fully explored the resources the Library has to offer, we’ve created a set of short videos to help you find and access over 60,000 books, journals and standards in print and online. Our introductory video gives a 90-second overview of what Library Services are available: The next video demonstrates how to find and access … Continue reading NEW VIDEOS TO HELP YOU ACCESS LIBRARY RESOURCES

NEW ONLINE RESOURCES TRIAL: ASM HANDBOOKS & ALLOY CENTER DATABASE

In response to demand for more online materials data, the Library team at IMechE have arranged a trial of two new resources throughout February 2019: ASM Handbooks and Alloy Centre Database. Follow the links, log in with your IMechE credentials and let us know what you think by emailing your comments to Sarah Rogers, Head of the Library At the end of February, we will consider … Continue reading NEW ONLINE RESOURCES TRIAL: ASM HANDBOOKS & ALLOY CENTER DATABASE