# Directed Reading Program – Mentors

**General Information**** **Students** **Mentors** **Project Ideas** **People

The Directed Reading Program looks for mentors among graduate students in the mathematics department. To be a mentor we require graduate students to have passed at least one comprehensive exam before applications are due. When applications for the semester are open, an email will sent out to math graduate students asking them to apply online.

**Textbook Resources: **In order to keep book costs low, graduate student mentors should try to find the cheapest alternative for the text they decide on with their student. Here are some low-cost or free resources you might consider:

- Springer MyCopy: Through the UNC Library website, any ebook available from Springer can be printed on request via Springer’s website for $25.
- There are many ebooks already in UNC collection with unlimited access. See the Guide to Math Ebooks.
- Open Textbook Library
- The American Institute of Mathematics has an open textbook collection
- The National Academies Press has many open mathematics books

We thank UNC Libraries for their help and support.