The ASNT Library and Archive

The ASNT Library began as an NDT archive when it was dedicated in June 1990. Its first holdings were mostly archival materials such as reference texts, conference proceedings, slides and ASNT's own books in print. Through the generosity of ASNT members, and other individuals in the nondestructive testing community, the collection has expanded to include over 2,000 volumes of NDT texts, more than 200 research and association journals, and a specialized collection of subject catalogs, indexes and computer databases.

The NDT Library Online

Search and browse a complete digital library of papers and conference proceedings published by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. In this library you'll find papers from Materials Evaluation (ME), Research in Nondestructive Evaluation (RNDE), and The NDT Technician, as well as proceedings from our Annual Conference, Research Symposium, and regular topical events.

Visit the NDT Library Online

Library Services

The ASNT Library offers the following services: 

  • Inter-library loans (resource sharing)
  • Document delivery
  • Automated literature searches
  • Photocopying; and
  • Access to the NDT archives: reference materials, paper summaries, and conference proceedings.

Document Delivery

ASNT's journals, Materials Evaluation and Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, comprise an encyclopedic history of nondestructive testing technology and methodology. Materials Evaluation began its run in 1942. Research in Nondestructive Evaluation began in 1989. Copies of all articles are available for both journals. Document delivery rates apply, see below.

The ASNT Library maintains selected copies of other NDT journals, including some rare editions.

Fee-Based Services

Some ASNT Library services are done for a fee, as follows:

Document Delivery

  • $25 US per article, plus 20 cents per page
  • $11 rush delivery charge

Standards Search

  • $11 for report
Patent Search
  • $10 for report

Free to Members

Library Loan (ASNT Members Only)

  • Four-week loan period
  • Member covers cost of shipping

Contacting the Library Staff

Haley Cowans can be reached at (800) 222-2768 X245 or by email.