The Library's major emphasis in engineering is on collecting important current research material. In addition to civil engineering, applied mechanics and related disciplines are the most extensively covered subjects in the Library's collection. The collection includes meeting papers from many engineering societies including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME).Acquisition of the collection of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) broadened an already strong collection in Aerospace engineering and history. This collection includes an extensive collection of individual papers collected by AIAA as well as NASA papers.
The Library has a very strong engineering and technology collection, made even stronger by the acquisition of the Engineering Societies Libraries in 1995.