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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 numerous volumes of NDT texts, research and association journals, and other archival materials.

The NDT Library Online

Search and browse a 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.

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Library Services

The ASNT Library offers the following services: 

  • Document delivery
  • Photocopying; and
  • Access to archived ASNT material: older editions of texts, 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.

Fee-Based Services

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

Document Delivery

  • $25 US per article

Free to Members

Library Loan (ASNT Members Only)

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


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