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FEBE - Civil Engineering Libguide: Finding Books

Information sources for Civil Engineering.

UJ Library Catalogue

Civil Engineering E-Books

Print Books

The library catalogue enables you to establish which items (books, journals, e-books, reference material, etc.).  UJ possesses in its libraries. It will  indicate whether  the book is available in print or electronic format.

To access the library catalogue, go to the UJ Website, select Library and then click on: UJ Library Catalogue

The default is on keywords. Other search options such as title, authorjournal title, subject, ISBN, etc. can also be selected and used for finding material.  The name of the library in which the item is to be found, is also given. If it is not at your home campus, you may request it through Inter-campus loans.

What do you need to find a book on the shelf?

  • Location       
  • Call Number

Civil Engineering Print Books

Most, but not all, Civil Engineering books can be found in the shelf number (call number) range between 624 and 629 (Level 4, APK Library).

Civil Engineering  -  Main Dewey ranges
Dewey number Main sections
Engineering and allied operations
Engineering mechanics and materials
Masonry materials
624 Civil Engineering
624.068 Civil engineering--management
624.1 Structural engineering and underground construction
Foundation engineering and engineering geology
Structural analysis and design
624.18 Materials
624.183 Masonry, ceramic, allied materials
625 Engineering of railroads & roads
627 Hydraulic Engineering
628 Sanitary Engineering
629.04 Transportation Engineering
690 Construction of Buidlings
691 Building materials
Construction in specific types of materials and for specific purposes

Interlibrary Loans

Inter-library loans consists of two parts: Inter-campus loans and Inter-library loans.

Inter-campus loans is a service available to all students and staff members of the university, free of charge. If an item is only available at one of the other UJ libraries you can request it,  You will then be informed via e-mail of its arrival at your 'home' library.

Inter-library loans, is only available to registered post-graduate students and to UJ staff members. If an item is available in another South African library it can be obtained free of charge for your use. If the item is only available from a library outside of South Africa, your request will be sent back to you indicating that it will cost you R75 should you want to continue with the request.

Accessing, Downloading e books

Access to electronic books hosted by subscription databases requires a UJ Database Access PIN. Additionally, the e-book platform may require additional access registration including the creation of a User Account before you are able to download or print either the complete book or parts thereof.

You can create a Database Access PIN here

To download and access E-books, you must download Adobe Digital Editions onto your device: allows you to access e-Books downloaded to your computer in either ePub or PDF format protected with Adobe Digital Rights Management (DRM). The books you purchase or download on one device will appear automatically across all the devices you have ADE on.