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Engineering: E.J. Richards Library


Welcome to the E J Richards Library

The E.J. Richards Library, Faculty of Engineering & the Environment (FEE), located in Building 13 Room 4069 is open Monday- Friday 9-5pm. It contributes a specialist supplement to the broader services provided by the main university library and also provides a comfortable, quiet study area for FEE staff and students.

External borrowers and other Southampton University staff and students are welcome to use the facility by appointment.

Enquiries can be answered by contacting (Mon-Fri 9-5)

The holdings of the E J Richards Library are not included in the main university library catalogue.

See below for information about undergraduate projects and dissertations. For further information about other material including reports and conference proceedings please contact the librarian via or visit the library.

Projects and Dissertations

Print copies of projects and dissertations produced by past students within the Faculty of Engineering & Environment are available for loan from the E J Richards Library (Tizard Building Rm 4069)

The material is held in locked cupboards - to access it please contact the librarian via 

You can search the E J Richards Library Catalogue for MSc's & PhD's. A printed list of undergraduate projects is also available for reference in the library.

Many recent (since 2008)  PhD theses can be downloaded as pdf's from e-prints soton

Material Available

  • Undergraduate Projects (last 10 years): Aeronautics & Astronautics, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Ship Science and ISVR 
  • Group Projects: Aeronautics & Astronautics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ship Science
  • MSc dissertations
  • PhD's from the Institute of Sound & Vibration Research (ISVR) and Aeronautics & Astronautics

Sarah Brooks