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Mathematics: Books & Reserves

This guide is intended to provide a starting point for your research in mathematics and statistics.

Suggest a Purchase

We welcome suggestions for new books from all UToledo students, faculty, and staff.  Click here to recommend a book title for purchase. 

Please note that it may take several weeks for a recommendation to be ordered and processed. If you need the item sooner, you may want to borrow it through OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Books in the Catalog

Use the online catalog to find both print and electronic books on mathematics in UToledo Libraries.  A keyword search will look for the words you specify in various fields including titles, authors, subject headings, and contents notes.

There are two versions of the catalog you can search. 

Finding Books in the Library

Carlson Library uses the alphanumeric Library of Congress Classification System for shelving print books.  Mathematics books usually have call numbers that start with QA.  Relevant call number ranges include:     

            QA 1-43                       General mathematics

            QA 47-59                     Mathematical tables

            QA 101-145                 Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic.

            QA 150-272.5              Algebra

            QA 273-280                 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics.

            QA 299.6-433              Analysis

            QA 440-699                Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology.

            QA 801-939                Analytic mechanics

Except for course reserves, all Carlson Library books that can be checked out are on the 4th floor.  Follow the appropriate aisle signage to help you locate a specific QA mathematics book on the shelf or to browse call number ranges of interest.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find the book you want at UToledo or in OhioLINK, we can try to borrow it from another library. Click here for more information on our interlibrary loan service

To proceed placing your request, use the links below.

Search OhioLINK

In addition to books in all UToledo libraries, you also have access to books in OhioLINK partner libraries. You can start your search directly in the OhioLINK Central Catalog using the box below. You can also connect to the OhioLINK catalog after performing a search in the UToledo Catalog or UTMOST.

Click here for additional information about borrowing OhioLINK books.

Finding Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials that have been selected by your professors and made available to you through UToledo Libraries. These materials may include textbooks, study guides, practice exams, supplemental readings, and style manuals.  Some of the items may be in digital format.

Use the box below to search for course reserves by professor name or course number.

Some E-Book Collections

In addition to the UToledo catalog, you can also search or browse the following collections to find e-books on mathematics topics.

Contact Your Librarian Liaison

Office: Carlson Library, 3009A
Phone: 419.530.7984