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City Planning & Urban Affairs

Locating Books on City Planning & Urban Affairs


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:

GF101-127 Settlements

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." 

Getting Books Not Available at BU

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.

  • Books from Boston College, Northeastern, and Brandeis. Books can be borrowed—in person—from the libraries of these three institutions using your Terrier card, the same way you borrow from a BU library.
  • BLC Cards. A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow—in person—circulating material from member libraries, just as you would from a BU library. Boston University faculty, staff, and students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form. Medical Campus affiliates apply at the Alumni Medical Library. 
    • The BLC card is not needed to borrow from BLC members Boston College, Northeastern, and Brandeis. (See above.)

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