Books for Mech 101
Many of the sources the library has collected for Mechanical Engineering students may be found in our reference collection. We have gathered some handbooks and other references that contain solutions to common problems, data on materials, formulae, and other helpful content. In order to familiarize yourselves with what we have and how it can help you, I encourage you all to visit the library and peruse the reference stacks.
Our shelves are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System (LCCS). Materials pertaining to Engineering will be found in the T section. (The file linked below provides a detailed breakdown of the T-class of LCCS.) You may also find some useful sources in the Q section, this is general science and the CSC Handbook to Chemistry and Physics is found there among other key sources.
Books and physical materials are located in two separate areas. We have reference sources that are always available, and thus do not check out. We also have a circulating collection of books, which may be checked out. Undergraduates may check out books for 30 days and possibly renewed. You will need to bring your WSU ID card to the library in order to check out materials.
If you need materials that we do not own here in Vancouver, we have several ways of getting this for you. The key thing to remember is that we can get you what you need, as long as we have a little lead-time to find where they are and borrow them from another library. You may borrow items directly from many other libraries in Oregon and Washington through Worldcat Local. If you require other items, we can use your Illiad account to request them from other institutions. Remember, we can get you what you need, given a little lead time.
Circulation Policies (Check out periods, accounts, overdue policies, etc.)
For books owned by WSU libraries, undergraduate students may check out books for 30-day loan periods. Media such as video and sound files have 3-5 day loan periods. For books owned by other Summit libraries, loan periods are usually six weeks. Books coming from outside the Summit system have loan periods set by the library we borrow from and are set by the loaning library.