Wealthy Babcock Reading Room

Wealthy Babcock Reading Room

The Wealthy Babcock Reading Room is a private collection of materials open solely to the Mathematics Department faculty, lecturers, staff and currently enrolled graduate students with Mathematics.

Hours of Operation

The library will be closed when university classes are not in session.

2013 Fall Semester:

  • Monday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Library Usage

Please sign in at the front counter when arriving at the library. If the purpose is for a meeting or study session, place down the number of people attending in the log book. Mathematics graduate students can utilize the library during normal operational hours for the semester.

Reservations need to be made for meetings or study sessions.

Room Reservations

Reservations can be made in the Mathematics office.

The Reading Room can be scheduled for meetings, or for student make-up tests during hours by Mathematics faculty and instructors. The instructor is responsible for proctoring the test. Graduate students can reserve the library during the normal operational hours.

Check-out & Check-in

Materials can be checked out by Mathematics graduate students or faculty for a period of 28 days. All materials must be returned before the Finals (at end of semester). Complete checkout information with the student helper.


MathSciNet is a searchable web database that provides access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications from 1940 to the present. Both bibliographic data and review texts are available.

Items listed in the annual indexes of Mathematical Reviews but not given an individual review are also included.

Current Mathematical Publications is a subject index of bibliographic data for recent and forthcoming publications. Most items are later reviewed in Mathematical Reviews. All items appear first in Current Mathematical Publications.

These publications are all produced by the American Mathematical Society. For more information refer to the Mathematics Departmental Handbook.

Links to MathSciNet and other Mathematical Websites:

E-journals through KU Libraries

An additional resource through KU libraries. Click on the link to be redirected to the KU Library E-Journals website.