The Queen's Building Library holds the main collection for Civil Engineering and related topics. The Library provides access to all the essential, recommended and further texts on your reading lists. Print collections are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification scheme (an alpha-numerical scheme). Many more, older books are also kept off-site in our Research Reserve facilities.
In addition to physical book collections, the Library also provides access to a large and growing number of ebooks which can be accessed on or off campus.
Books and ebooks can be found by searching the Library Catalogue. You can search by criteria such as author, title, and subject. The catalogue will provide you with a link to the ebook or with details of the library that holds the book together with its location and availability.
If you feel that the collection is missing a key item you need then please let us know by filling in a 'Suggest a book purchase' form. Your recommendations are always welcome.
If your course has an online Resource List, you will find a link (as shown below) in the Blackboard area for the unit.
Up-to-date reading lists are kept in the Queen's Building Library, please ask staff or contact your Subject Librarian.
The majority of Engineering books can be found at shelfmark T. Some key topics can be found at the following shelfmarks:
TA - General Engineering and Civil Engineering
TC - Hydraulic Engineering and Ocean Engineering
TD - Environmental Engineering
TE - Highway Engineering
TF - Railroad Engineering
TG - Bridge Engineering
TH - Building Construction