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Civil Engineering / Construction Engineering and Management: Find Printed Books & References

This guide will provide you with a list of resources useful to civil engineering students & staff

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How do we find Civil books in our Library catalogue?

  1.  Write in the search Catalogue box located above the word: bridges
  2. Choose the book from the result list
  3. Under “Status” you will see whether the book is available or on loan
  4. Under "Location" you will know its place
  5. Use the “Call number” to get the book from the shelves

You need to log into the library website to check your borrowed items, fines (if there are any) 

To get your user name & password, you need to pass by the Circulation Desk at the Library or send an e-mail to

If you have a recommendation for a book to purchase for architectural engineering, click below to submit your suggestions

But If you would like to recommend a printed book, login to your library account, perform a catalogue search then click on "Suggest for purchase".

To find your recommended readings, go to your course home page on the e-learning & click on the Module Specifications-pdf file to find your reading list in the last page and then find the location of the books by searching the Library catalogue.

Selected Books

How to read call numbers?

A call number is the address of a book on the shelf; it is a combination of numbers and letters. In the BUE Library we use the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) as part of the call number besides the first three letters of the author’s last name (or the first three letter of the title in case there are more than 3 authors).

What are the Possible Call Numbers for Civil Engineering Books according to DDC?

Guide to Call Numbers in civil and construction management :

  • 620 Engineering and allied operation

  • 622 Mning and related operations

  • 624 Civil Engineering (including engineering for landscape architecture )
  • 627  The Hydraulic Engineering  (the branch of engineering dealing with utilization and control of natural waters of the earth)

  • 628 Sanitary and municiplal engineering environmental protection engineering

  • 690 Buildings (planning,analysis,engineering design,construction,destruction of habitable stuctuers and thier utilites)
  • 693 Construction in specific types of materials and for specific purposes

Tags: AutoCAD, Building materials, Buildings, civil, Civil engineering, Construction industry, Engineering contracts

Subjects: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering