Because urban studies is an interdisciplinary subject, books may be found in many different areas. Library of Congress call numbers related to City Planning and Urban Affairs include:
GF125 Cities.Urban geography
GF127 Rural settlements. Rural geography
HE305-311 Urban transportation
HT101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
HT161-165 Garden cities. "The city beautiful"
HT165.5-169.9 City planning
HT170-178 Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment
HT201-221 City population; Including children in cities, immigration
HT231 Effect of city life
HT251-265 Mental and moral life
HT281 Recreation. Amusements
HT321-325 The city as an economic factor. City promotion
HT330-334 Metropolitan areas
HT351-352 Suburban cities and towns
HT361-384 Urbanization. City and country
HT388 Regional economics. Space in economics
HT390-395 Regional planning
NA 1-9428: Architecture
NA 9000-9428: Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
As we are an e-preferred library, the library is increasingly purchasing books in electronic format rather than traditional print format. These books are listed in our catalog just like print books, and you can limit your catalog search to find only the books that are "available online."
There are several ways you can obtain books or articles that we do not own. These include:
WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Discovery Local allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from other Boston Library Consortium libraries. Turnaround time is approximately three working days. (How to use WorldCat Discovery)
Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan services allow current BU faculty, staff, and students to request books, articles, book chapters, and other materials that our ILL staff will obtain from other libraries. Books generally take 1-3 weeks to arrive; articles are generally delivered electronically within 1-2 days.
ILL online request forms for all patrons except those affiliated with the Schools of Law and Medicine
Law Library's interlibrary loan page for Law School affiliates
Alumni Medical Library’s ILL form for Medical School affilliates
For general inquires to the Interlibrary Loan office, please call (617) 353-3706 or email ILLMML@bu.edu.