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A gateway to discover the eBook collections at the Library


Knovel provides access to scientific and engineering handbooks and references from various publishers.

Access Information

No. of Concurrent Users: Unlimited simultaneous users

Online Reading: Supported

Offline Reading: Supported

Print Limit: You may use the Print option in PDF viewer to print. The publisher recommends users to limit the printing to 15% of a book at any one time.

Download Limit:  Chapters of ebooks can be downloaded as DRM-free PDF files.  The publisher recommended users to limit the download to 15% of a book at any one time

Additional Features:

- Data Search

- Interactive graphs and tables, which can be rearranged and exported

Subscribed Collections

  • Aerospace & Radar Technology

  • Biochemistry Biology & Biotechnology

  • Chemistry & Chemical Engineering  

  • Civil Engineering & Construction Materials

  • Electrical & Power Engineering

  • Food Science

  • Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture

  • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering  

  • Oil & Gas Engineering

  • Pharmaceuticals Cosmetics & Toiletries

  • Plastics & Rubber

  • Process Design, Control & Automation

  • Safety & Industrial Hygiene

  • Transportation Engineering

How to download selected chapters from a Knovel ebook

  1. Go Knovel to do a search by typing relevant keyword(s) in the search box eg. energy
  2. A list of books containing the word energy will be displayed
  3. Click "My Subscription" on the upper right corner to view only the e-books in SIT Library's subscription
  4. Click on the desired ebook and chapter, a PDF format will be opened in your browser
  5. Click the wheel icon and select "Download Section" to download the desired chapter

Note: Knovel ebooks are also discoverable through Library's OneSearch.


Q1: How do I use Knovel on my mobile device?

A1: Knovel can also be used through your mobile device's web browser.  Please visit to access the site.

My Knovel ToGo app is required for tablet users. My Knovel ToGo is designed for use on tablets; mobile phones will not be able to use this application.

- Android version is available for download here

- iOS version is available for download here.