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Engineering: Books

Key texts

Key locations

Key locations for titles of interest to Engineering staff and students are listed here.

Call Number Subject
QC 200-247 Acoustics and physics
TA Civil and General Engineering
TC Hydraulic engineering
TD Sanitary and Municipal
TJ  Mechanical Engineering
TK 5000-7800 Telecommunications, signal processing
TL Automobile Engineering; Aeronautics & Astronautics
TN 600 - 799 Metallurgy
V - VM Ship Science
WV  Audiology


For a fuller list see the Useful Encyclopaedias and Reference Works page for engineering and the environment.

eBook Packages

Knovel Interactive Library

Gives full access to hundreds of electronic books in the areas of :

  • Aerospace & Radar Technology
  • Transportation Engineering

In Library Search, select Books (Electronic) and either do a subject or title search for books in the above areas. otherwise go to the Knovel home page and click on Browse to find a list of titles for each subject.  Create an account to make full use of the service.

Cannot find what you are looking for?

Use Library Search to find books, articles, databases and more.  There is a short video and guides with search tips for more help.

Hints and Tips

  • Is the book out on loan? Place a hold
  • Is the book at another library site? Place a hold
  • Is the book not held by the library at all? - Use the Inter library loan service to borrow it from another library
  • Recommend a book? - Contact your Academic Engagement Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library or use the Need a book? logo here.

Call Numbers Explained

When you enter the details of the item that you want on the catalogue it will display a call number or code that tells you where the item is shelved.

The call number will usually look something like these examples:

TK 2380.45 GAR 

306.47 GEL 

B OCEAN (Physical) Kna 

Although the codes look different, they work in much the same way: the combinations of letters and numbers gives a location based on the subject content of the item. The items are arranged on the shelves using the call numbers.

The library floor plan will show you where items with particular call numbers are stored.

Floor plans

You will find most of the engineering books on Level 3 of Hartley Library.

A high percentage of journals are now available online. Most print journals and reports can be found on Level 1 of Hartley Library.