Reserve materials are those course instructors specifically request to be placed on reserve, and they can change with each semester. Reserves can be circulated for a short time and can, in some circumstances, leave the library overnight. Reserve titles are kept behind the circulation desk and are not available for browsing.
Reference materials, on the other hand are a permanent collection of works that do not circulate or leave the library under any circumstances. They are located just behind the right side of the reference desk and are available to any one at any time for browsing and consultation.
Visit the service desk of the Mathematics Library and look through the white 3-ring binder kept on the desk. The list is organized by course number. You can also click here to see the list of books currently on reserve for mathematics courses.
To obtain reserve materials, locate the item you need through the printed listing of all reserve items in the white 3-ring binder at the service desk. Once you have obtained the author and title of the book you are looking for, ask one of the student assistants to retrieve the necessary material.
Typically, reserve materials at the Mathematics Library can be checked out for two hours for use within the library. Some materials may be kept overnight if they are charged out within an hour of the library's closing time. When checking out reserve materials, be sure to confirm the return time with the library staff member so that you can return the item on time. Overdue reserve materials are fined at a rate of $2 per any part of an hour.