Slide Rule Library
Main Desk
Archive of Books, Manuals, Instructions and Ephemera

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These are 500+ reference materials in the the ISRM Library collection, which involve books, manuals, instruction sheets and sales brochures. Electronic files may be scans (200 dpi) of these materials or may link to or reference scans from other sources for your convenience. Credits are given to all contributors of scanned materials. Files will be in the standardized formats, like individual JPG or GIF picture files, DOC MS word files, or PDF Adobe reader files, which are preferred. These are located on ISRM's server. In some instances a LINK is provided to another collector site where the document is stored. Thanks gentlemen! If an item is currently in print and available, no effort will be made to document the item, other than to acknowledge that it exists. ISRM will be more motivated to scan a manual if someone is looking for it, so email with requests. If you would like to contribute toward the continued archiving of these materials, see the section on Paypal donations.

New - Hardcopy Slide Rule Instruction Reprints from the ISRM Library

This was a giant preservation project! If you have downloaded any of the manuals in the ISRM Library, you were probably dissapointed in the quality of the digital scans. Many years have gone by since then, and much of the paper ephemera has deteriorated. With an enourmous amount of work, all the manuals have been rescanned, aligned and processed to the point that they resemble the original documents printed by the manufacturer. These scans are now in the reprints available through Amazon. Every one of the 540-550 page Volumes contain most of the popular models from each of the brands, or by country or language are available in paperback ($19.95) or hardcover ($27.95) on Amazon, which will print to order in 7 countries. Click on the covers to go to the relevant page on Amazon to review and purchase the Volumes. The small royalty goes to support ISRM Its equivalent to buying manuals for $1-$2 each!. Download the Table of Contents of all Volumes. Note: Honestly, a direct donation helps the operation of ISRM more than the royalty received on these books, but you will love having them in your personal or instututional library.
Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Japanese OEM

Includes Ricoh, Fuji, Concise, SIC, etc.
Volume 7


Volume 8


Volume 9


Volume 10


All Instructions in Spanish
Volume 11


All instructions in German
Volume 12


Volume 13


Volume 14


Volume 15


Volume 16


Volume 17


All instructions in French
Volume 18


Volume 19


Volume 20


Volume 21


All Instructions in Cyrillic
Volume 22
All instructions in Chinese
Volume 23
All instructions in Indonesian
Volume 24


All instructions in Dutch
Volume 25


Dutch reference books
Volume 26


Instructions in Italian
Volume 27


Nestler Instructions in Italian
Volume 28


Slide Rule Textbooks in Italian
Volume 29
Includes CIE Workbook
Volume 30

CATALOGS 1881-1939

Volume 31

CATALOGS 1940-1973

Volume 32

Keuffel & Esser II

Volume 33

Keuffel & Esser III

Volume 34

Keuffel & Esser IV

Volume 35

Flight Computers

Volume 36

Volume 37
Volume 38

Volume 39

Volume 40


Note: Access to the Library is restored to the (PDF) downloads, but We still lack sufficient donations to support the needs and bandwidth of the museum website Let's work together on this by becoming a Friend of the Museum. No donation is too small but 200 Friends donating $10 each will cover the immediate need. Last year 38 Friends made the whole amount possible. Thanks for your help and understanding!

MAIN DESK - Categories, Sections of the Library:

General - All purpose, Circular, Addiators, Specialty and Aviation/Military Slide rules
Books - Text and Reference Books, Instruction, History, New In Print
USA - Manuals for Sterling, Acu-Math, Bruning, Fullerton, Lawrence, Richardson, Charvoz-Roos, etc.
Russia/China - Manuals for Soviet Era and Chinese Slide rules.
Japan - Manuals for Relay, Ricoh, Hemmi, Fuji, Lafayette, S.I.C., Concise Etc.
British/Australia - Manuals for Thornton, Unique, BRL,  W&G, etc.
Europe/S.A. - Faber-Castell, Aristo, Graphoplex, Diwa, Deeva, Archimedes, Plastograf, IWA, etc.
Pickett - Manuals for Pickett Slide rules
Post - Manuals for Frederick Post slide rules (also Hemmi)
K&E - Manuals for Keuffel & Esser slide rules
Dietzgen - Manuals for Dietzgen slide rules
Catalogs - Retail catalogs, Brochures and Advertisements of slide rules
Calculators - Manuals for Electronic Slide Rule Calculators



The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproductions is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a photocopy or reproduction is used for purposes in excess of "fair use," the user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Please Consider a Monetary Donation

All the images of slide rules in the galleries and the PDF files of scanned books, manuals and instructions have been free to download since 2003. The policy of ISRM is to continue this practice, without restrictions in order to provide research and educational information to the world at large. However, running a web site of this size with a large amount of data does take a lot of personal time and effort and does incurr costs in hosting in order to provide the bandwidth. It takes many hours to scan slide rules and manuals. ISRM gets many hits per day from appreciative visitors, collectors and researchers. If you have enjoyed the many offerings of ISRM, and would like to partner toward its expansion, you can send donations using the Secure Paypal button on the right. Contributions will be used to pay for the web site service, putting on public exhibits and expenses for the Slide Rule Loaner Program for schools. Thank you for your support and consideration!

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Reference Books for Curators and Museum Studies Students

Foundations of Museum Studies: Evolving Systems of Knowledge by Kiersten F. Latham, John E. Simmons.
OU LSMS 5113

Museum Exhibition Planning and Design by Elizabeth Bogle
OU LSMS 5163

Manual of Museum Exhibitions Second Edition by Barry Lord
OU LSMS 5113

Manual of Museum Planning: Sustainable Space, Facilities, and Operations 3rd Edition by Barry Lord, Gail Dexter Lord, Lindsay Martin
OU LSMS 5163

Effective Exhibit Interpretation and Design by Tessa Bridal
OU LSMS 5700

Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics:2015 ed.th Edition by Jennifer Weil Arns
OU LSMS 5173

Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges (Museum Meanings) 1st Edition by Raymond Silverman
OU LSMS 5173

Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset: A Practical Guide (American Association for State and Local History) by Robert P. Connolly, Elizabeth A. Bollwerk
OU LSMS 5173

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches 5th Edition by John W. Creswell, J. David Creswell
OU LSTD 5043

Museum Administration 2.0 (American Association for State and Local History) Reprint Edition by Hugh H. Genoways, Lynne M. Ireland, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
OU LSMS 5163

The Manual of Museum Management Second Edition by Gail Lord
OU LSMS 5163

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, Third Edition Paperback - Illustrated, May 8, 2012 by Marie C. Malaro (Author), Ildiko DeAngelis
OU LSMS 5183

Museum Registration Methods (American Alliance of Museums) Sixth Edition by John E. Simmons (Editor), Toni M. Kiser
OU LSMS 5183

Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies (American Alliance of Museums) Paperback - December 1, 2017 by John E. Simmons
OU LSMS 5183

The Preservation Management Handbook: A 21st-Century Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums Second Edition by Ross Harvey-, Martha R. Mahard, Donia Conn

The Digital Museum: A Think Guide Paperback - Illustrated, November 30, 2007 by Herminia Din, Phyllis Hecht

Copyright © 2003-

ns No44 Gilson Atlas Manual Dietzgen Gilson Binary Slide Rule Instructions For Trig And Log Log Slide Rules Lawrence Code Maker Inst Lawrence Slide Rule Instruction Book Mascot Vest Pocket Slide Rule Instructions Midget Binary Slide Rule Manual Richardson - The Slide Rule Simplified Richardson Direct Reading SR Manual 1909 Sterling 584 Slide Rule Instructions Sterling 587 Pocket Slide Rule Instructions Sterling 594 Dec Trig Log Log Manual Sterling Metric Converter Instructions Wabash Instructions For a full list of ebooks (supplied in PDF format), please see below. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In order to keep prices low for our customers ebooks are be supplied on unmarked DVDs (no labels) and presented in a white or clear DVD sleeve for protection. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard DVD mailer. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files - it can be downloaded free here The image used below is for illustrative purposes only and is not supplied. --->