Join us for cake!
Complete our jigsaw puzzle and see what the library looked like 50 years ago.
View our exhibit about the history of the Engineering Library
The Engineering Library will be closed on the following Saturdays because the building will be closed during home football games.
We have a new scanner in the Engineering Library Copy Center that allows users to save their scans to Google Docs, a USB drive or send them to their email. The cost is 5 cents per page scanned. In addition, users now have the option of faxing their scanned documents over the Internet. The cost for faxing is 50 cents/page to numbers in the US & Canada and $1.00/page for international faxes.
Additional information can be found at http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/eng/copying.jsp.
Currently on display in the Engineering Library:
Keeping It Green: Environmental Engineering At Work
This exhibit displays selected books about environmental engineering from the collection of the Engineering Library.
“Environmental engineering is a profession that applies mathematics and science to utilize the properties of matter and sources of energy in the solution of problems of environmental sanitation. These include the provision of safe, palatable, and ample public water supplies; the proper disposal of or recycle of wastewater and solid wastes; the adequate drainage of urban and rural areas for proper sanitation; and the control of water, soil, and atmospheric pollution, and the social and environmental impact of these solutions... Historically, environmental engineering has been a specialty area of civil engineering. Today it is still primarily associated with civil engineering in academic curricula."
- From Davis, Mackenzie. Introduction to Environmental Engineering 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013. page 2.
For more information about the display visit the guide: Keeping It Green: Environmental Engineering At Work
Currently on display at the Engineering Library-
There is no hard and fast definition of what the boundaries of the cold regions of the world are. In North America a common definition includes areas north of 40 degrees north latitude. For engineers it usually means any area where engineering systems, structures and machines must be designed to take into account cold temperatures. By either definition this includes all of Michigan. Anyone who has lived in Michigan has probably experienced our potholed roads, icy road conditions, a car that did not start on a very cold morning and large heating bills. In areas further north, engineers must deal with building roads and structures on ground that may remain frozen most of the year (permafrost) and machinery that does not function well in the cold. In spite of the difficulties caused by cold temperatures engineers have found ways to help people live and work in the cold regions of the world.
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