Most materials in the Mathematics Library are located in the bookstacks, which are open to
everyone. The entrance to the stacks is located behind the circulation desk (Map A-2). Books and bound
journals are inter-shelved and are arranged in call number order starting in the NE corner of the
upper level. See the
book stacks map for how
materials are organized on the floors.
For security reasons, you must leave briefcases, backpacks, etc. on the shelves near the clock before entering the stacks. Study carrels are available on all levels of the Library bookstacks.
The Boneyard Book, a collection of problems posed by users of the Mathematics Library, is kept on the New Journal Shelf (Map A-4).
The Mathematics Library uses the
Dewey Decimal system. The
classification number for most mathematics titles is in the range 510-519.
A few volumes in Chinese or Japanese located in the Mathematics Library have the Library of Congress class number for mathematics; these start with "QA".
Reserve materials are located behind the circulation desk and must be requested. Go to the Course Reserves page for details.
Ask us for help! Or you may want to double-check the location listed for the item in the UIUC Online Catalog. Journal locations may also be verified using the rolodex or flip file at the right end of the Mathematics Library circulation desk. Some mathematical books and journals may be found in the following locations:
If you are looking for a title that is not found in the University of Illinois Library collection, you could request the item from other institutions. [ details]
If all available copies of a book are being circulated, both at UIUC and other I-Share libraries, library staff will initiate the recall of a library book for use by another patron. [ details]