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Locating standards at the SFU Library and at other libraries

If you need help, please contact Holly Hendrigan, Liaison Librarian, Faculty of Applied Sciences at 778.782.8023 or or Ask a librarian.

Standards are official publications from organizations which set criteria for developments in technical fields.  To view lists of standards published by standards organizations, see Standards Organizations' catalogues.

Collections of standards in the Greater Vancouver area

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Via Techstreet, a vendor who provides individual standards on demand, SFU Library students, faculty, and staff have electronic access to selected standards from the following bodies:

  • ISO (International Organization for Standardization
  • CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
  • IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
  • DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung)
View the full list of ISO, CSA, IEC, and DIN Techstreet standards held by the SFU Library
Doc No: Title: Publication Date
IEC 60601-1-11 Ed. 2.0 b:2015 Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment 20/01/2015
IEC 60601-1-2 Ed. 4.0 b:2014 Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances - Requirements and tests 25/02/2014
IEC 60601-1-6 Ed. 3.1 b:2013 Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-6: General requirements forbasic safety and essential performance - Collateral standard:    Usability CONSOLIDATED EDITION 29/10/2013
IEC 60601-1-8 Ed. 2.1 b:2012 Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-8: General requirements forbasic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard:    General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems inmedical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems   CONSOLIDATED EDITION 28/11/2012
IEC 60601-1-9 Ed. 1.1 b:2013 Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-9: General requirements forbasic safety and essential performance - Collateral Standard:    Requirements for environmentally conscious design CONSOLIDATED EDITION 18/06/2013
IEC 60601-2-18 Ed. 3.0 b:2009 Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-18: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of endoscopic equipment 12/08/2009
IEC 60601-2-27 Ed. 3.0 b:2011 Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-27: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of electrocardiographic monitoring equipment 30/03/2011
IEC 61010-1 Ed. 3.1 b:2017 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements CONSOLIDATED EDITION 10/01/2017
IEC 62304 Ed. 1.1 b:2015 Medical device software - Software life cycle processes CONSOLIDATED EDITION 26/06/2015
IEC 62366-1 Ed. 1.0 b:2015 Medical devices - Part 1: Application of usability engineering to medical devices 24/02/2015
Doc No: Title: Publication Date
CAN/CSA B659-08 (R2018) Inclusive Design for an Aging Population, Includes Update No. 1 (2008) 01/02/2008
CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 107.2-01 (R2016) Battery Chargers 01/11/2001
CSA C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (24th Edition) 01/01/2018
CSA C22.2 No. 0.23-15 General requirements for battery-powered appliances 01/09/2015
CSA C22.2 NO. 100-14 Motors and Generators 01/07/2014
CSA C22.2 NO. 107.1-16 Power conversion equipment 01/06/2016
CSA C22.2 NO. 107.3-14 Uninterruptible Power Systems (Bi-National standard, with UL 1778), Includes Update NO. 1 (2017) 01/06/2014
CSA C22.2 NO. 239-17 Control and Instrumentation Cables 01/04/2017
CSA C22.2 NO. 286-17 Industrial control panels and assemblies 01/06/2017
CSA Z314.8-14 Decontamination of Reusable Medical Devices 01/02/2014
CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 31010-10 (R2015) Risk management : risk assessment technique 12/01/2010
Doc No: Title: Publication Date
ISO 13485:2016 Medical devices - Quality management systems - Requirements for regulatory purposes 01/03/2016
ISO 14971:2007 Medical devices - Application of risk management to medical devices 01/03/2007
ISO 37120:2014 Sustainable development of communities - indicators for city services and quality of life 06/01/2014
ISO 4414:2010 Pneumatic fluid power - General rules and safety requirements for systems and their components 01/11/2010
ISO 31000:2018
ISO Guide 73:2009  Risk management - Vocabulary 11/13/2009
Doc No: Title: Publication Date
DIN EN 13941 Design and installation of preinsulated bonded pipe systems for district heating 12/01/2010

Note: Techstreet standards are in .pdf format and are encrypted. To view standards via Techstreet you must install the FileOpen plugin and open the standard with Adobe Reader. Mac users need to use a browser other than Safari.

SFU researchers also have access to:

In addition, the SFU Library may hold individual standards from various standards bodies. Search the SFU Library catalogue to locate individual standards

If SFU Library does not have the standard you seek, please contact Holly Hendrigan () and, budget permitting, the requested standard will be added to the Techstreet collection.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

The BCIT Library subscribes to standards from several publishers, including CSA, ASTM, and select ASHRAE.  Individual titles of standards are listed in the BCIT Library catalogue (use the Advanced Keyword Search and indicate STANDARDS under Material Type). 

University of British Columbia (UBC)

See UBC Library: Standards for details about the standards collection at UBC.

Vancouver Public Library (VPL)

Vancouver Public Library (VPL) collects standards and has one of the largest collections of technical standards in the province. Phone VPL's general phone number 604-331-3603 for assistance in locating a standard and to verify that a particular standard is in the collection. Note that many standards are not listed in VPL's catalogue. 

Interlibrary Loan?

Copyright legislation often prohibits libraries from sharing their standards. Please contact Holly Hendrigan () if you are having difficulty obtaining a standard.