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A standard, or standard specification, provides requirements for the properties, dimensions, performance, qualities and testing of products and services.

British Standards

The Library subscribes to British Standards Online*. This contains more than 18,000 current, 7,000 historical, and 10,000 draft standards available for online view and download.

*On the British Standards homepage, you can search by standard number or keywords. From the results page you can filter your results to 'show only results in my subscription'.

ISO, EN and Eurocode Standards

If you need an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) or EN (European) Standard, you may be able to use an equivalent British Standard instead.

On the British Standards Online search page, type the ISO or EN number with the ISO or EN in front. For example, typing ISO 9000 will give you BS EN ISO 9000, which is identical to ISO 9000.

To find a Eurocode, type the Eurocode you need, eg "Eurocode 4", and you will see all the parts of BS EN 1994, which are identical to the Eurocode.

ASTM Standards

The Library also maintains a full set of ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standards in print format. We buy a new set every few years: the most recent set is for 2013.

The volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards are located in the Western Campus Store whilst the Edward Boyle Library is refurbished.

To find what you want in the print set search the ASTM Standards online and make a note of the standard numbers and which volume number they are in. Then request the volume number from the store by using the 'Request it' link in the Library record for ASTM Standards.

IEEE Standards

All current IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Standards are available online through IEEE Xplore.

You can request Standards that the Library doesn't hold through document supply.