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Boas Mathematics Library

Located on the first floor of Lunt Hall, the Boas Mathematics Library houses a research collection in pure mathematics and statistics of approximately 34,000 volumes of books and journals.   Ralph P.  Boas (1912-1992) was a long-time faculty member and chair of Northwestern's Department of Mathematics, a distinguished mathematician, and the executive editor of the Mathematical Reviews–the world's leading index to mathematical publications.

mathematics and statistics research guide

This contains key resources for searching the mathematics literature.  Want to make a research guide for a specific class?  Let Becca Greenstein know  at or 847-467-6606.

Click here to access the Math and Stats Research Guide 

Training on Library Resources, Database Searching, Citation Management

The Boas Mathematics Library Staff can teach classes on library resources, database searching, and citation management to make students’ research faster and more effective.  They are an excellent resource to meet your research needs.  Please contact Becca Greenstein (  if you’d like an instruction session or a tour of Mudd Library for one of your classes. 

Course reserves (click here)

Course reserves are short term loans of course materials. Books for undergraduate courses are located in the University (Main) Library, and graduate course reserve materials are located in the Boas Mathematics Library.

requests, interlibrary loan, document delivery

Request items from our stacks or other libraries to pick up at the circulation desk; scans of articles and book chapters will be delivered to your email.

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