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Civil Engineering: Books and eBooks

This guide gives an overview of resources and services provided by the library to support students of the School of Civil Engineering

Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can only be borrowed for 48hrs. 

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Finding Books using OneSearch

Watch a short tutorial on how to find print books and ebooks using OneSearch:


Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful titles available via UCD Library include:

Reference Books

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information

Useful online reference material for this subject  include:

Borrowing and Returning Books on your Reading List

Search for Recent Books in our Collection

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Where in the Library?

Most print material related to Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering is held on Level 3 of the James Joyce Library.  See the floor plan for details.

More books  can also be found in Richview Library.

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