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Standards & Codes: If the Library Doesn't Have the Standard...

Requesting Standards from the Library

If you need a standard that we do not have, we may be able to borrow a copy via interlibrary loan if another library owns it. You can check Worldcat to see if there are available copies at other libraries.

Otherwise, you can request that we purchase a copy for the library collection. Please contact your librarian or use our purchase recommendation form.

  • In most cases, we will order print standards (no PDFs). Just like a book purchase request, you will be notified when it arrives, and we will add it to the library collection when you return the standard.
  • We can only purchase standards for UC San Diego faculty, students, and staff.
  • We will review requests on a case-by-case basis, taking into account cost and research/instruction needs..

If you need an electronic copy for your research group, you can purchase the standard from suppliers like as well as the IHS Standards StoreTechstreet, and the ANSI Webstore