This is legitimate access to very useful documents.
Ever thought that access to British Standards was prohibitively expensive?
Ever wished they were available online even as a read only, just like popping along to your local Reference Library?
Well they are !!
To quote Manchester City Council Libraries website:
Access the complete collection of Standards from the British Standards Institution. It contains more than 39,500 documents including: current, historic, and draft British Standards; more than 16,000 BSI adopted European and international standards; technical handbooks; codes of practice; product specifications; and technical glossaries.
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/directory_ ... rds_online
...so fill your boots and try not to crash the Manchester City Council website!