Books and Publications

IMO Publications

Elkins InstituteAs an official IMO publications distributor, Elkins Institute offers the conventions, codes, regulations, recommendations, and guidelines prepared by the organization as part of its work program. Currently, Elkins Institute has approximately 250 titles available in English. Many of these have been translated into French and Spanish with an increasing number also available in Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Prices for publications are available by calling Elkins Institute toll free 1-800-944-1603. For your convenience, we have Secure Credit Card Shopping if you order by phone between 8:00 am and 5 pm, PST, Monday thru Friday. Price queries may also be forwarded to

IMO Publications available for purchase, categorized as follows:

  • IMDG Code
  • STCW
  • BC Code
  • IBC Code
  • IMO Model Courses
  • Basic Documents and Resolutions
  • Maritime Safety
  • Marine Environment Protection
  • Marine Technology
  • Cargoes
  • Navigation
  • Facilitation of Travel and Transport
  • Legal Matters
  • Electronic Publications and Videos


Many publications are stocked in house; please allow 3-5 business days for delivery via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail or UPS Ground shipment. For special order publications, allow 7-10 business days for delivery.


PO Box 2677 - Santa Rosa, CA 95405, USA
800.821.0906 or 707.792.5678 --- Fax: 707.792.5677

Please visit our sister organization Elkins Marine Training International.
EMTI specializes in many areas of Commercial Maritime training
for personnel in the various maritime related industries.