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Construction Management / Civil Engineering: Books

Finding a book

Search for the book using the book title or the author and a keyword from the title
Diagram explaining structure of book reference: Author, Publication year in brackets, Title of book (in italics). Place of publication: publisher.
Search the Library Catalogue using the book title and the name of the Editor

Your Library Service

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You can search across all the print and eBook collections via the Discovery tool called Library SmartSearch.  You can also use Library SmartSearch to locate articles on a topic.


If all copies of a book are out on loan and you would like to get hold of a copy you can reserve it.

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Staff can borrow 35 books at any one time.

Library Record
Need a book for longer?  You can renew using your "Library Record". 
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Book icon You can access 1,000s of journal titles via our online collection.  To find out if we hold a specific journal title please view our Journals A-Z list.
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If you would like to read something for your personal research but we do not have the item in stock, you can order it via the Inter-library Loan Service

Please fill out the Inter-library Loan order form online

Pen and paper icon If you would like to recommend a book for the Library to purchase please use the online book recommendation form or please contact your Information Specialist


Managing your library books

  • Undergraduates can borrow 20 books, taught postgraduates 25 books and researchers 35 books at any one time.
  • If you need a book for longer you can renew the book by going to your Library Record.
  • If all copies of a book are out on loan and you would like to get hold of a copy you need to reserve it
  • If there is an electronic copy (e-book) click on the link and login.  E-books are exactly the same in terms of content as a printed book; they are just in a different format. We buy e-books from a number of different sources, please check the help files on the specific platform or contact the Library Help desk for further help.

The smartest way to start your search


To search for:

  • a specific book, type in the author surname and some words from the title
  • books on a topic, type your keywords and then select Books from the Limit by material type menu on the left-hand side of your results page

(Reading lists for individual modules can be accessed via Blackboard)

Can't find what you need?

If you cannot find the book you're looking for in the Library Catalogue you can suggest that we buy the book using this form.

If there are books on your Reading List which the Library doesn't have please contact and we will contact your lecturer.