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Building, Architecture and Civil Engineering

This guide provides an entry point into resources related to building, architecture and civil engineering.

Selected resources

Course Reserve

Faculty members place books on reserve for their courses. For more information about Course Reserve and the Depositing Service (for faculty), please see the Course Reserves page.

How to use CityU LibraryFind

Watch this video to learn how to use CityU LibraryFind to search for books and other items: 


And also read our guide CityU LibraryFind.

Browse by call number

Below are some call numbers / general subject areas relevant to Architecture and Building Science. You can view the floor plan to find the location, or ask a library staff member for help while you're in the Library. 

Call no. Subject
HD28-70 Industrial management
HD101-1395.5 Land Use 
HE1-9990 Transportation and communications
HT101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
NA1-9428  Architecture
TA1-2040 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
TD1-1066 Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
TH1-9745 Building construction
T351-385 Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics


CityU Library provides access to over two million e-books for CityU students and staff. The majority of e-books titles can be accessed both on and off campus, and many e-books can be downloaded to a personal device for offline reading.

You may refer to the Selected E-book Collections by Department/Subject for e-books in related engineering subjects.

Get printed books from HKALL

If a book you need from CityU Library is not available because it is checked out or not held by the Library, you can use HKALL to request an available copy from another UGC library. The book will be sent to CityU Library for you to collect.

After a search in the Books, Media & Articles+ search scope, click on your desired title from the result list to go to the full record page. Select the Get It option and click on Search this title in HKALL. You will be directed to the title(s) in the HKALL scope.

Alternatively, you may try to find your desired title directly in the HKALL search scope by either of the following ways:


Click on your desired title, if available, from the result list. Select the option Get it. If there is an available copy in other libraries, click on HKALL – Resource Sharing. Please note that you need to sign in to see request options and to place requests.

*To learn more about HKALL (e.g. eligibility), please view here.