The engineering collection provides access to a wide spectrum of materials in applied sciences, engineering, and technology, and maintains extensive holdings of major engineering society publications, industry standards, technical reports, U.S. government documents, and patent and trademark resources. The collection also serves as a repository of historical records for technological development in traditional engineering disciplines.
It is composed primarily of publications in the English language, with a limited number of non-English materials. The collection is international in scope, but concentrates mostly on materials published in the U.S. and Western Europe. Included is a selection of publications originating in other parts of the world, where significant research is conducted in engineering and applied sciences.
The collection supports the needs of the university community at large, neighboring industries, alumni, and the general public. It puts particular emphasis on supporting instructional and research needs of faculty, students and staff of the College of Engineering, which includes thirteen academic departments and the Center for Entrepreneurship.