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Library Catalogue

Welcome to TWI Library’s online catalogue. It is the single largest collection of its kind in the world.

This is the world’s largest publicly-accessible listing of material on welding and joining technology, and related topics. Here you will find details of all books, conferences, reports and current standards held.

Other features include holdings lists for all periodicals received since 2002 and links through to electronic publications.

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Subject coverage includes: metallic and non-metallic materials, non-destructive testing, corrosion, quality assurance, health and safety, and a wide range of industrial applications from pipelines and pressure vessels to stents and microelectronic circuits.

The library’s holdings include:

  • 25,000+ books and reports
  • 1280 periodicals of which 250 are received currently
  • 10,000+ standards from the major industrialised countries, including many now withdrawn and unavailable elsewhere
  • Conference proceedings
  • Pamphlets and reprints
  • 140 books in electronic format, and available to all staff and members on-line

How to search

Search by Title to find a particular item – use % as the wild card.

Search by Subject to find items on a particular topic.

Use Free Text also to find items on a particular topic but note that it is less structured, and the list is in order of relevance – all the other lists are alphabetical by title.

Free text is also useful for tracking down specific places, plants, rigs, etc.

Use the Advanced search to combine two or more subjects or freetext terms.

You can filter any search further by limiting the date range or restricting the media type.

NB If your search results include items available electronically the links on each entry will take you to the items but do not automatically by-pass any log-ins that each site may require.

Please send email enquiries to library@twi.co.uk.