Most materials in the Mathematics Library are currently located in the Main Library bookstacks (1 East), which are open to everyone with a valid i-Card. Enter the Main Library to the 2nd floor circulation desk. Books and bound journals are inter-shelved and are arranged in call number order.
For security reasons, you must leave briefcases, backpacks, parcels, and bags, in the lockers before entering the book stacks.
The Boneyard Book, a collection of problems posed by users of the Mathematics Library, is located at the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center. The first Boneyard Book was digitized.
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 at Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and must be requested.
When You Can’t Find a Title in the Stacks
Ask us for help! Or you may want to double-check the location listed for the item in the Online Catalog. Some mathematical books and journals may be found in the following locations:
- Grainger Engineering Library Information Center (301 W Springfield Ave., Urbana)
- Main Bookstacks (203 Main Library Building)
- Oak Street High Density Storage (809 S. Oak Street, Champaign)
- Rare Book and Manuscript Library (346 Main Library Building
- Undergraduate Library (Undergraduate Library Building). The Undergraduate Library’s Media Center has a collection of video recordings from the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of American, and others on calculus and geometry.
Requesting Materials from Other Institutions
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]