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License Begins: 
September 15, 2018
License Ends: 
September 14, 2019

ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering publications. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.  

Four full-text (either PDF or HTML format) products are available for subscription via this offer: 

ASTM Standards PLUS- includes 12,900+ standards as well as historical and redlined versions of standards

SEDL (Standards (Basic/Active) + Digital Library) PLUS - includes standards as well as historical and redlined versions of standards and ASTM Manuals, Monographs, Data Series, Symposia Papers, STPs (Special Technical Publications) and 9 Journals

Previously, there were options to purchase only the current standards through a Basic option. As of 2018/19 renewal, this is no longer available. 

There are MARC records for the ASTM Digital Library publications, i.e., Manuals, Monographs, Journal Articles, STPs and Data Series. See:  https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/user_resources.html However, there are no MARC records for ASTM Standards.

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.   2018 USER GUIDE

ASTM supplied use - July 2017 to July 2018

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.  July 2018 Title list  (journals and ebooks)

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.

There is no static TOC of standards, as each week about 300 standards are revised/re-approved/withdrawn or newly developed. Go to www.astm.org, click on “Standards Products” and on the bottom browse by A, B, C, etc….. to get all 13,000

Multi-Year Contract: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Multi-Consortial Note: 

Consortia Canada license, BCI lead

Notes on Subscribers: 

See the invoicing spreadsheet for entitlement details.

17-18 - NAIT joins



Note for Memorial University and University of Alberta: both of these institutions have had access via both the ASTM and the IHS platform since 2012 - this access will continue, at no additional cost. 

Memorial University ASTM Standards-only BASIC
Dalhousie University ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
NAIT ASTM Complete SEDL Premium
U Alberta ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
U British Columbia ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
U Calgary ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
U Regina ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
U Saskatchewan ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
U Manitoba ASTM Complete SEDL BASIC
BCIT ASTM Complete SEDL Premium