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Course Reserves

What are reserves?

Reserves are books and other materials held in the Mathematics Library each semester for math courses.

The Mathematics Library shelves reserve materials by author/editor last name. When requesting reserve materials, please supply the last name of author/editor at the circulation desk. Materials on reserve must be used within the Mathematics Library and can only be checked out for two hours. A select few reserve materials may be charged out for overnight use one hour before the library closes in the evening and are due one hour after the library is next scheduled to be open. 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 $5 per hour or any part of an hour.

The reserve collection includes books placed on course reserve each semester as well as those materials on permanent reserve and is located behind the circulation counter. The list of materials currently on reserve for the semester is available under Library Catalog Course Reserves or in the reserve binder located on the circulation desk counter (Map A-5) which is organized by course number.

Course Materials

The Mathematics Library houses texts for all level courses on reserve. The Mathematics and Statistics Departments supply a course list for reserves before the start of each new semester.

Reserve Materials Available at Grainger Engineering Library

In order to improve patron access to mathematics reserve materials, an extra copy, if available, is also on reserve at Grainger Engineering Library.

Course Final Exams and Study Manuals for Actuarial Exams

Copies of final examinations from previous semesters are available, upon request, at the circulation desk. Final exams are used to help study for the proficiency exams. They are are available for two hours, room use only. They may be photocopied/scanned in the Mathematics Library (Map B-10) provided the staples are not removed. Copies of previous Mathematics Department’s actuarial and comprehensive examinations are available for two hours, room use only.

How are reserve and reference materials different?

Reserve materials are specifically requested to be placed on reserve and they can change with each semester. Reserves can be circulated for two hours 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 behind the circulation counter (Map A-8) and are available to anyone for browsing and consultation.

How can I find out what materials are on reserve?

The list of materials currently on reserve for the semester is available under Library Catalog Course Reserves or in the reserve binder located on the circulation desk counter (Map A-5) which is organized by course number.