Located in the Mathematics Building, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) contains materials in engineering, computer, mathematical, and physical sciences disciplines. EPSL is also a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center [Patents Guide], and its large Technical Reports Center [Technical Reports Guide] contains collections from NASA, ERDA, Rand Corporation, and other agencies and organizations.
EPSL's collection consists of 400,000 items. About 300,000 general collection materials are located in EPSL, and the rest are located in Hornbake and at UMD's off-site shelving facility.
The Reference Collection includes handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes and abstracts, mathematical tables, atlases, directories, an extensive collection of ANSI & ASTM standards and numerous electronic resources.