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Essential resources for engineering and techology research.

About: Books

A search of the Library Catalog tab will show you all book titles in both print and electronic formats. Click the link and then the Library Catalog tab to enter in the title, author, or ISBN information to search for your title or subject matter.  Remember to use the "Availability" limiters on the left side of the results page to refine your search results to a preferred format.

Most ebooks can be downloaded to your device. Print titles are arranged on the shelves by Library of Congress Call Numbers (A-G on the 3rd floor, H-Z on the 4th floor). The location and Call Number is listed under each print title in the catalog.

Here is a books-only search for your convenience! Try title, author, subject, or keywords.

Engineering Books

Below is a listing of the call number ranges where the hardcopy (paper) books can be found in the library:

Library of Congress Call Number Ranges:  T and TK 1 – 9971

  • T 1 - 995 for Technology (General)
  • TK 1 - 9971 for Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Nuclear Engineering
  • TK 3001 – 3521 for Transmission of Electric Power / Circuits
  • TK 5101 – 6720 for Telecommunications
  • TK 7800 – 8360 for Electronics
  • TK 7885 – 7895 for Electronics, Computer Engineering

T and TK books can be found in the Main Stacks of the 4th floor (circulating books -- can be checked out) and in Reference on the 2nd floor (non-circulating books). Ebooks are available through DISCOVER (the library catalog).

For a full listing of the call number ranges including a detailed breakdown of the call numbers for engineering, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Ebook Collections

In our catalog, all electronic titles are clearly indicated by an "Available Online" link in the catalog record.  To locate specific electronic titles, search for them in the library catalog.

Below is a list of top eBook publishers in the fields of computer science and related disciplines:

  • O'Reilly Online Learning - a collection of electronic books in computer science and engineering as well as business. Note: on the "Select Institution" screen, pick "Not listed? Click here." Then enter your UTD email for access or click "Already a user?" if you have already established an O'Reilly account.
  • ProQuest Ebook Central (EBL) - a multidisciplinary collection with books on computer science, engineering, and techology.
  • IET Digital Library - a collection of professional and academic ebooks on the history of technology, control engineering, electrical technology, management of technology, power and energy, telecommunications, computing, and related fields.
  • SPIE Digital Library - providing one of the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research. The library subscription includes access to all SPIE proceedings back to 1962, all journals, and hundreds of ebooks. See the SPIE HELP page for more information on creating a personal account for custom features such as e-mail alerts and mobile access.
  • SpringerLink - a multidisciplinary collection of over 170,000 ebooks from major scientific and academic publishers.
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier) - academic books published on a variety of scientific topics.
  • Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Series - an innovative information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science.  

See the Library's eBooks page for a full list of electronic book publishers.