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About the Engineering Library

Library Facts


    • 237,297 physical items
    • 3,320 serial subscriptions
    • 11,795 microfilm reels
    • 3 million microfiche
    • 67,023 technical reports
    • Designated by the USPTO as the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) for Washington State.
    • Main collection call number locations: Periodicals/Journals by call number: 2nd floor; Books: A-TA, 3rd floor; TC-ZZZ, 4th floor.


      • Four floors of study seats with access to power
      • Wireless internet access throughout the library
      • 14 computer workstations with Microsoft Office (limited to users with UW Net IDs)
      • 4 public research workstations with access to library databases and limited access to web sites
      • 18 workstations with specialized engineering software in the ELIC (third floor, UW Net ID required.)
      • Self-service B&W printer (no color printing available.)
      • 2 flatbed scanners attached to computers (UW Net ID required, located in ELIC)
      • 1 book scanning station
      • Various adaptors available for checkout


      • The Engineering Library was built with Loew Hall in 1969, and designed by Bassetti & Company.
      • 5th largest library unit on the Seattle Campus
      • 8 group study rooms equipped with white boards and LCD monitors
      • 34,343 sq ft. square foot facility spanning four floors with a basement.
      • Hanging mezzanine study space under a skylight on the forth floor