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Spring 2016 Hours

9am to 8pm Mon.-Thur.

9am to 5pm Fri.

1pm to 5pm Sat.

1pm to 8pm Sun.

Changes in this schedule during exams, interim periods, and holidays are posted on the library door. Schedules and locations for other campus library units can be found at


Find Books

Library Catalogs

  • I-Share (Illinois Academic Libraries) - Find items in the joint catalog shared by U of I and 84 other academic libraries in the state of Illinois.

Mathematics Library Specific

  • Nuts and Bolts of Finding Books - This section includes more useful information on finding books, including how books are divided among the the library's three floors, how the Dewey Decimal system works, where the reserve books are located, etc.
  • New Books - A searchable database of books received by the Mathematics Library since 1999. For information on where the new book shelf is located,new book loan periods, or how to recommend a purchase, see the New Books webpage.
  • Math Reference Books - A searchable database of the books kept in the mathematics reference collection, which is located at the right end of the circulation desk.
  • Uncatalogued Books - A searchable database of books owned by the Mathematics Library but not included in the UIUC Online Catalog. These titles are shelved in a special location, so please ask at the circulation desk for any you wish to see.


  • MATHnetBASE - CRC Press publishes widely on all of the hard sciences, especially engineering and chemistry; electronic books are available as PDF downloads by chapter.
  • Safari - Safari specializes in Information Technology publications; electronics books are available as HTML content.
  • AMS Books Online - A freely accessible database of research-level mathematics books available online as free PDFs, searchable by author or subject. This list is maintained by the American Mathematical Association.
  • National Academies Press - Freely available e-books containing reports published by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council; electronic books are available as PDF download by chapter.