A standard is a publication that sets down a defined level of quality and performance for products to be measured against.
The Queen's Building Library holds a sizeable but incomplete collection of British Standards.
- For post-1978 British Standards, use Library Search to find out if the item is in our collection
- For pre-1978 British Standards, you will need to browse the shelves
British Standards Online (BSOL)
Search British Standards Online for details of British Standards, and to access the full-text of all current British Standards.
British Standards Online use a security feature which means BSOL documents can only be opened with the plug-in FileOpen that will need to be installed on your device.
For University devices, you will need to download the FileOpen client from the Software Center.
For personal devices you will need to install the FileOpen plugin directly from the FileOpen website.
Alternatively, you can use the Quick View option to view them in your browser.
ASTM international standards
The University also subscribes to ASTM Compass, allowing you to search international standards.
If you would like to see a standard that is not held by the library, please use the inter-library loan service or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find further information via the standards-issuing bodies listed on Wikipedia's Standards organization page.