AFS Library

Ordering an Article

When your abstract search is completed and you have selected the articles you want, you can order the documents from the AFS technical library. You can order by FAX, phone, regular mail or online through the library website. The fees for ordering articles are:

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AFS Corporate Members
AFS Personal Members
Article Fee
Abstract Search Service
Free on-line
Free on-line
$100.00 /hr.
Free on-line
Other Library Staff Assistance
  • Delivery by FAX, mail, or download.  Payment required in U.S. dollars. Prices subject to change.  Where applicable, article fees cover copyright fees


Call your order in to the AFS Library at:  847/ 824-0181, ext. 294
Fax to: 847/ 824-7848
Mail your order to:

American Foundry Society
1695 Penny Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4555 USA

To receive the discounted pricing for this and other services of the Society, consider becoming either an Individual Member or Corporate Member (in North America), or an International Technical Member (outside of North America).  To receive the AFS Library discounts, you need to be a member, or a full time employee of a Corporate Member (or subsidiary) in good standing.  For more information on membership and the benefits and services available, contact AFS Customer Service at 847-824-0181.


Individual Membership Benefits
  • Subscription to MODERN CASTING (completion of requalification form required)
  • Subscription to MEMBER CONNECTIONS, the bi-monthly AFS Newsletter (print version)
  • Email delivery of the AFS E-CONNECTIONS weekly newsletter
  • Career development through discounts on CAST METALS INSTITUTE (CMI) courses and distance learning
  • Increased information access through discounts on AFS PUBLICATIONS (books, research reports, transactions) and AFS CONFERENCE registration costs
  • Membership in a LOCAL AFS CHAPTER with access to chapter meetings
  • Ability to join AFS TECHNICAL COMMITTEES and influence technology transfer to industry