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Getting Started Print Page

Placing an Order

  • Log into SAI
  • Search for the standard
  • On the Document page of the standard, look for the Pricings area on the lower right corner
  • Select the button for the pdf version of the document
  • Lastly, click on the Order button

To confirm that you submitted the order, click on the Orders link on the left side. You will see what you have ordered. The purple flag means that you have submitted a request.


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How to Order Standards

The Texas A&M University Libraries use SAI Global Standards to order standards that are not already available in the libraries or in other online databases. Use the tabs above to access full-text standards of ASTM, ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Codes, API, and IEEE.

**Please be aware that SAI has upgraded their platform. You have to create an account to view the ASTM and ASME BPVC standard collections or to place an order for a standard.


Standards Ordering Policy

This policy is for standards ordered from the SAI Global Standards database.


Standards requests will be filled if:
  • The requestor is affiliated with TAMU College Station, Galveston, or Qatar. 
  • The standard is required for instruction or research (unfunded research). 
  • In the case where the standard is required for a course, the standard will be ordered and placed in Course Reserves.
  • In the case where the standard(s) is needed for research, the TAMU/TAMUG/TAMUQ professor, researcher, or graduate student must request the standard.  External co-researchers' requests will not be filled.

Additional Information: 

  • In order to ensure that the standards funds are distributed fairly, orders per person or lab are limited to $1000/year. 
  • Only one copy of a standard will be ordered per person or lab. 
  • Professors and researchers are expected to use their grant money to pay for their standards before they request standards from the TAMU Libraries. 
  • Undergraduate requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Requests to support senior projects will generally be approved. 
  • Whenever possible, electronic versions of standards will be ordered vs. print
  • In general, orders for draft, cancelled, and superseded standards will not be filled.  The requestor will be contacted to verify the order. 

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