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Real estate and planning: Books

A guide to finding information in real estate and planning. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: hodson sustainable

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Key locations

2nd Floor

330 Economics
331 Labour economics
332 Financial economics
333 Land economics
334 Cooperation and cooperatives
335 Economic ideologies
336 Public finance
338 Industrial economics and production economics
340 Law
341 International law
347 Law Treaties
347.2 Law of real property
347.7 Commercial law


3rd Floor

630 Agriculture
658 Management
658.2 Facilities management
711 Area Planning
711.1 Practical aspects of area planning
711.2 National and international planning
711.3 Regional planning
711.4 City planning
711.5 Planning specific city are


Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Call Numbers for selected topics

Agricultural industries 338.1
Agricultural land economics 333.76
Agricultural real estate 333.335
Architecture 720
Architecture and the environment 720.47

Business management of farms 631.1

City planning 711.4
Construction and city planning 711.6
Construction business practices 692
Common land 333.2
Compulsory purchase 347.243
Conservation of land resources 333.72

Deeds and titles 333.34

Economic rent 333.5
Environmental law 347.1463

Facility management 658.2
Farms 631
Financial management 658.15
Financial management of farms 631.16
Forestry 634.9

Housing 331.833

Industrial real estate 333.336

Land law 347.21
Land subdivision and development 333.38
Landlord and tenant law 347.23
Landscape architecture 712

Management 658
Management in the construction industry 658.99
Marketing 658.8

Personal property tax 336.23
Personnel management 658.3
Planning law 347.24
Planning commercial areas 711.552
Planning residential areas 711.58
Planning transport facilities 711.7
Project management 658.404
Private land 333.3
Public land 333.1

Real estate business 333.33
Real property 347.21
Renting real estate 333.334
Rural land use 333.76
Rural life 630.1
Rural sociology 301.35

Social change 301.243
Sale and transfer of real estate 333.333
Strategic management 658.4

Taxation 336.2
Tenancy 333.53

Urban economics 330.91732
Urban land economics 333.77
Urban real estate 333.337
Urban redevelopment 711.59
Urban sociology 301.36

Valuation of real estate 333.332

Zoning laws and regulations 711.51

New books

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our webpages:

Accessing online Library resources

If you are on campus you will be able to access most e-journals and e-books, and some databases, without entering a username and password because your IP address identifies you as being at the University of Reading.

For any that require a login, see the Off-campus tab.

Terms of Use

When you use our e-resources you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. Please take a moment to look at these by following the link below:

When you are off-campus you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. 

Your login details

You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft. Just enter your University username followed by (e.g. and your password. If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:

Getting to the login page...

  • For most resources, if you follow a link from our website or catalogues your login will be picked up automatically or you will be prompted to login straightaway. 
  • If you access resources via another route you will need to look for a login option once you reach the resource you are trying to access. Look for an institutional or shibboleth login option and pick 'University of Reading' from a list of institutions. This will then pick up your login or prompt you to login. For more information about institutional login, please see the link below:
Logging in to Library resources

Watch this short video on how you login to use Library resources.

If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Logging in to the Library video on YuJa (University username and password required)