A standard is a document that defines requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics to be used systematically in order to ensure fitness for purpose of materials, products, processes and services 

The EPFL Library provides electronic access to most standards:

• We hold subscriptions to the SIA, VSS, ISO, ASTM, IEEE standards.
• We have German standards (DIN), European standards (EN) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) in our BEAST catalogue.
• If you do not find the right standard for you, we would ask you to contact us.