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Ergonomics: Books

Call numbers and books on the shelf

TA 166 is the main call number area to find books on ergonomics, but there are books on ergonomics in other areas in the library as well as ebooks.


Notable Books - Human engineering and Ergonomics

Anthropometry Sources

  • Search the library catalogue for books using the keyword anthropometry
  • If you are looking for anthropometric tables, you might also find them in some general books on ergonomics just by browsing the TA 166 section

Anthropometry Tools


PeopleSize. Open Ergonomics, 2008. Installed on the PCs in the Library and SB 306.

Penn State Open Design Lab Anthropometric Data (free resource)

RoyMechx Tables of Human Sizes Anthropometric Data (free resource)

TU Delft DINED Anthropometric Database (free resource)

Key Word Search Terms

Helpful key words for searching

  • Anthropometry
  • Body size
  • Chair design
  • Ergonomics
  • Human centered design
  • Human engineering
  • Human factors
  • Human fit
  • Human mechanics
  • Human scale
  • Office furniture
  • Product safety
  • Sitting position
  • Usability

Call Numbers - Where to Find Books and Videos in the Library

The Library uses this system to arrange items on the shelves according to their subject matter. Items can be found in the following call number ranges:       604-844-3840        520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC