Math/Stat and Biology merger

The Mathematics & Statistics Library has been merged with Falconer Biology Library. The merged library is located in Falconer’s space in Herrin Hall.


The Math-Stat Library's bookdrop in Building 380 and the outdoor bookdrop have been closed permanently.

Please use the bookdrop located at the entrance of Falconer Biology Library and Math-Stat Library on the 3rd floor of Herrin Hall.

Collection locations

In the merged library, the collections of the two libraries are interfiled.

Main floor Monographs (call number order)
Collected works in mathematics and statistics
Media collection (CDs and DVDs)
Mezzanine Journals (alphabetical order)
Dissertations (alphabetical order by author)


Fall, winter, and spring quarters

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, 4:00pm-9:00pm

Summer quarter and intersessions

Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

University holidays



Closed: Winter Closure, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the day after Thanksgiving.

For hours on specific days, see the full calendar.

Finding items

In preparation for the merger, both libraries transferred large numbers of items, mostly serial volumes, to the SAL3 storage facility. SearchWorks shows the current location of every book and journal and includes a link to page the print volume from storage.

SearchWorks shows distinct locations for the two collections. If SearchWorks shows that an item is located at the Mathematics & Statistics Library, it will be found at Falconer Biology Library.

If you can’t find what you need, ask us.

Circulation, overdue items, and fines

The two collections continue to have different policies regarding loan periods, overdue items, and fines.  Be aware of due dates when you check out.

Future changes

Our staff has begun to plan for our move into the combined science library. That library will combine Falconer and Math-Stat Libraries with Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in a new facility in the Old Chem Building. The current estimated opening date for the renovated building is the first half of 2016.