Sherman Fairchild Library

Hours This Week
Hours Notes:
All physical Library collections are available for check-out to the Caltech community ONLY via placing a HOLD in the Caltech Library Catalog (books, DVDs, maps, etc), or making an equipment reservation. Any Library materials or equipment that are requested may be picked up by appointment at Sherman Fairchild Library via the westside service window. 

Print Collection

  • Applied Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Features

  • Reference Services
  • e-Device Checkout: Kindles, Laptops, Cameras
  • Group Study Rooms
  • PCs 
  • Color Printers/Scanners/Copiers
  • Flatbed Scanners
  • Course Reserves
  • DocuServe: Document Delivery & InterLibrary Loan
  • General Registration 
  • Microfilm Reader 
  • Reading Room
  • Quiet Study area and carrels

Archives

Hours This Week

Print Collection

  • Archives & Special Collections

Features

  • Online Appointment Scheduling & Materials Request
  • Oral Histories
  • AV & Digital Media Collection
  • Manuscripts, Books & Texts
  • Artifacts & Fine Art
  • Online Exhibits

Print Collection

  • Astrophysics

Features

  • PCs & Macs
  • Color Printer/Scanner/Copier

Print Collection

  • Humanities

Features

  • Reading Room
  • Basement Study Areas
  • PCs & Macs
  • Reference Services
  • Color Printer/Scanner/Copier

Print Collection

  • Geology
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Map Collection

Features

  • Large Format Plotter/Printer
  • Oversize Flatbed Scanner
  • PCs & Macs
  • Color Printer/Scanner/Copier

Print Collection

  • Astronomy
  • Chinese Collection
  • Geology
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • U.S. & California Government Documents
  • Leisure Reading
  • Campus Group Collections

Features

  • Library Administration 
  • PCs & Macs
  • Color Printer/Scanner/Copier
  • DVDs