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ASME Publications: Welcome

Guide to current and archival publications of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

About ASME

ASME (formerly the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) is the leading professional society for all areas of mechanical engineering.  It works to advance technical knowledge  to make the world a safer place. ASME was formed in 1880 for engineers to discuss a variety of topics, primarily the development of standard tools and machine parts and uniform work practices.  Click here to find out more about ASME.

Their first standard, Code for the Conduct of Trials of Steam Boilers , was issued in 1884. There are now more than 500 technical standards, over 20 journals, and more than 300 books published by ASME, as well as the proceedings from more than 30 technical conferences held each year.

The Linda Hall Library houses an extensive collection of current and archival ASME publications including complete runs of journals; monographs; conference proceedings and individual papers; and standards, including the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC).

While most publications are included in the Library's online catalog, the individual papers are not.  Please contact the Reference Department to verify holdings of individual papers.  Copies of papers and journal articles can be ordered through the Library's Document Delivery Service. Books can be borrowed via Interlibrary Loan by other libraries.  The Library does not loan conference proceedings or standards via interlibrary loan.  Local patrons are permitted to borrow books and standards.  Contact the Reference Department for details.