If you need assistance determining whether the library has access to a specific standard, please call the Libraries' Information Desk at 494-2873. You may also use the Libraries' Ask-A-Librarian service.
Specific standards not owned by Purdue may be requested via the Engineering Library's Purchase Request
The Engineering Library has historically subscribed to thousands of print standards approved by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) as well as several standards organizations which are listed with "Major Series."
A catalog of thousands of print standards is contained in the Purdue University Standards Database
Most ANSI standards are shelved in Standards Collection by organization code and number. The collection is in the Engineering Library Basement. These standards are shelved in two series:
Note: Newer purchased standards that are cataloged in Library of Congress Classification are shelved after the ANSI Letter Number Standards. The Purdue University Standards Database will identify these standards.
A few standards are shelved on the Main Floor - Reserve or Reference. Call numbers and locations are noted in the "Major Series."
British standards published before 1985 are housed in Hicks Repository [620.03 B77]. Ask for assistance at the Engineering Library Information Desk. These standards may be requested for delivery.
You may review basic information about a standand in a subscription database that the libraries make available: Specifications and Standards (IHS Standards Expert)
Also check the Standards Issuing Organization's website.