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License Begins: 
September 15, 2015
License Ends: 
September 14, 2018

The Digital Library includes ASTM's vast collection of over 12,000 standards in more than 130 industry areas. ASTM standards are used all around the globe in manufacturing, research and development, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions.

While ASTM is best known for it’s standards, the Standards and Engineering Digital Library also includes nearly every other ASTM publication -- that’s 1,500+ books and 60,000+ papers and chapters, dating back to 1932.

There are two options now 

  • SEDL (Standards (Basic/Active) + Digital Library) includes manuals/monographs, STPs, Data Series and 8 journals
  • SEDL (Standards (Basic/Active) + Digital Library) PLUS - includes both current/active versions of standards as well as historical and redlined versions of standards

Three main collections of publications make up the books, journals and papers of the Digital Library.

  • Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings/STPs (Special Technical Publications)

    Each year, hundreds of technical experts present and publish papers reflecting their research and insight on the need for new standards. These papers undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure scholarly content and technical accuracy.


  • Journals Library

    14,000+ peer-reviewed papers are available from ASTM’s world-renowned journals including: Geotechnical Testing Journal, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Journal of ASTM International, Journal of Forensic Sciences (JOFS) Backfile 1972-2005, and historical issues of the Journal of Cement, Concrete, and Aggregates (CCA), and the Journal of Composites Technology and Research (JCTR).


  • Manuals, Monographs and Data Series Library

    These include best selling titles such as Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Properties, Performance, and Testing; User’s Guide to ASTM Specification C 94 on Ready-Mixed Concrete; and Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures: Applications of Fracture Mechanics: 3rd Edition.

Content Producer: 
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Simultaneous Users: 


Chron coverage: 
as early as 1932
Usage Stats: 

Usage statistics are available upon request from the ASTM Support Desk

Content Types: 
FullText, Ejournals, Ebooks
Title Lists: 

ASTM Standards: View all 12,000+ standards, search by keyword or designation.

ASTM journals: View the complete backlist of ASTM Journals which have been digitized back to the first issue of each journal.

ASTM Symposia Papers and STPs: This essential engineering collection contains over 29,000 papers -- all of them peer reviewed. All symposia papers are published in book format (known as STPs or Selected Technical Papers).

Manuals, Monographs and Data Series. Get practical, hands-on application information (Manuals) or advanced and highly technical information (Monographs) from highly-regarded experts in their respective fields. The ASTM Data Series cover specific applications, contain compiled data, and usually include explanatory text.

Multi-Year Contract: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Multi-Consortial Note: 

Consortia Canada license

Notes on Subscribers: 

Contact COPPUL regarding all subscription-related matters.

Libraries may choose a 1-yr or a 3-yr subscription term.

1-Year Term (expires Sept 14, 2017):

  • University of Calgary
  • SAIT
  • BCIT

3-Year Term (expires Sept 14, 2018):

  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of BC
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Regina
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • UNBC