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A Guide to Urban Planning: Books

This Research Guide contains resources supporting students, faculty, and staff in the Master of Urban Planning, Design & Development (MUPDD) Program, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Featured Books


The Michael Schwartz Library provides access to BOOKS in the traditional paper/print format. The Library also provides access to E-BOOKS, which may be viewed full text online on your computer, laptop, or tablet.

Paper books are arranged on the shelves of the Michael Schwartz Library by Library of Congress Call Number. To find a book on the shelf, you need to know its location, call number, and status. See Understanding Call Numbers for more help.

To borrow books from the Michael Schwartz Library, you must present your CSU I.D. (Viking Card). Books are checked out at the User Services Center on the 1st floor of the Library. Most paper books are loaned out to graduate students for 3 months and to undergraduate students for 4 weeks, but there are exceptions. Please see the Borrowing Books & Other Materials page for information.

If you are searching for books, then use the following resources to find them:

SCHOLAR Online Catalog (CSU Libraries only)

OhioLINK Library Catalog (CSU Libraries + Ohio college and university libraries)

eBook Collections (Some are freely available; others are available only to current CSU faculty, staff, and students because the Michael Schwartz Library pays for them.)

See the Catalogs tab for more information.


You may find books related to Planning in the following Call Number areas:

On the 2nd floor of the Library:

HD 72-88: Economic growth, development, planning.

HD 101-1395.5: Land use.

HD 7260-7780.8: Industrial hygiene. Industrial welfare.

On the 3rd floor of the Library:

NA 1-9428: Architecture.

On the 4th floor of the Library:

HE 1-9990: Transportation and communications.

HJ 9-9940: Public finance.

HT 51-65: Human settlements. Communities.

HT 101-395: Urban groups. The City. Urban sociology.

HT 161-165: Garden cities. "The city beautiful".

HT 165.5-169.9: City planning.

HT 170-178: Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment.

HT 201-221: City population.

HT 321-325: The city as an economic factor.

HT 351-352: Suburban cities and towns.

HT 361-384: Urbanization. City and country.

HT 390-395: Regional planning.

KFO 1-599: Law - Ohio.

SB 450-467: Gardens and gardening.

SB 469-479: Landscape gardening & landscape architecture.

SB 481-486: Parks and public reservations.

NOTE: The Michael Schwartz Library has a small collection of law materials. The majority of law related items are located in the CSU College of Law Library.

For more information on books related to Urban Studies, see the Books tab on the Urban Studies Research Guide.