Department Library

Click & Collect service available now!

About the Library

The Civil Engineering Library is closed until further notice. However, you may borrow items through the Click & Collect service. All requested items must be collected from and returned to the Central Library.

The Department Library houses a specialist collection covering Geotechnics / Soil Mechanics, Transport, Structural Engineering, Concrete Structures, Earthquake Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Offshore Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and more.

The Department Librarian, Callum Munro, is happy to help students with issues such as finding information, books and journal articles; using e-resources such as bibliographic databases; referencing accurately and using reference management software. Callum is available in the Civil Engineering Department Library every day. Feel free to drop in and see him, or contact him to arrange a one-to-one appointment.

Opening Hours


Closed until further notice


Opening Hours


Membership and borrowing

The library's collections may be used by all Imperial College members. The library space is intended for use by members of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Membership and borrowing

Your library account


Requesting a book

Locating a book in the library

Library Search for the Civil & Environmental Engineering Library

Once you have found a book you are looking for using Library Search, make a note of its classmark (e.g. 624 CIV) and then consult the Library Shelving Plan

Print journals are shelved in alphabetical order in our Journal Stacks.

If you are unsure about how to locate books/journals please ask for assistance.

What to do if the library doesn’t have what you're looking for

If the library doesn't have what you're looking for, contact the Librarian to recommend that it is acquired. Document Delivery service is also available.

What to do if you've lost a library book

Please contact the Library as soon as possible.