Online library launch – British Glass takes library service online

Online library launch – British Glass takes library service online

February 23, 2021
Theresa Green in British Glass library

British Glass, the representative body for the UK glass manufacturing industry, has launched its new digital article library.

With over 30,000 articles and hundreds more added each month, the library is the only dedicated collection on glass technology covering the entire manufacturing process, from raw materials to final product and beyond. 

The library includes a wide range of materials collected and catalogued by British Glass from sources including scientific journals, trade press, conference proceedings, standard setting bodies and more. 

Articles from the collection can be directly requested through the British Glass website and are free for members, while non-members are required to pay for each requested item. 

Theresa Green, Information Officer, British Glass commented:

“The British Glass library has been the central hub for information on the glass industry for many decades. A place where over 100 years of the most important discoveries ever made in glass technology can be found.

“For almost 40 of those years, it has been my honour and privilege to look after this treasure trove of books, trade journals, major works and reports for the benefit of our members. From the physics and chemistry of glass to raw materials and manufacturing – there is no better collection of information anywhere in the UK – and now this information has been made available in the form of tens of thousands of searchable abstracts on our website.

“It is a huge honour to be part of this development, which will allow our members – and now others – to carry out their own data search on any glass-related topic. Whatever you need to know, go to – you won’t be disappointed!” 


Please note: due to current restrictions, there are some delays for turnaround time.