The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions. Headquartered in London, but with operations around the world, the Institution has over 110,000 members in more than 140 countries, working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries.

Since our founding, in 1847, we have maintained and developed a specialist Library and Archive service to support researchers. The service is open to the public.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Archive: find out about our collections and how to visit us.
Virtual Archive: view our digitised content, including engineer’s notebooks and institutional items such as Council Minute Books.
Engineers at War: From Home Front to Battle Front: collaborative First World War exhibition, produced with the institutions of civil and electrical engineering, telling the story of engineers during the conflict.
Institution and Engineering History: discover our institutional history, find out about the Engineering Heritage Awards and view our timeline of engineering history.
Institution Library: find out about our Library and other information resources.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers: learn about our organisation.
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