Notes:

  1. Your due date may be shortened if an item is recalled by another patron or for course reserve. If it's recalled by another patron, you'll be assured of having the item for at least 7 days from checkout. If it is recalled for course reserve you will need to return it immediately.
  2. The loan periods below represent the borrowing of books.  Other items in the collection may have shortened loan periods.
    • Current faculty, staff and students may check out journals for 7 days. All other borrowers may check them out for 1 day.
    • Maps, technical reports, and Geology theses have end of term loan periods (or 4 weeks for undergraduates, staff, and affiliates).
    • eDevices' loan periods vary based on device.
  3. If an item you're interested in is already checked out, you can recall the item, which will shorten the loan period for the original borrower and place a hold on the item for you. You will be notified when it is returned. Please note the original borrower is assured of having the material for at least 7 days from checkout.
  4. Available items on the regular shelves will be pulled by staff the next business day and put on hold at the the SFL circulation desk.
  5. These borrowers may not place their own holds on items, but may contact library staff to have a hold (though not recall) placed

Caltech Community

Caltech Faculty/Administrators/Trustees/Librarians, Unit Heads, Emeritus Faculty

  • Loan Period (1): One year
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items? Yes
  • Can Checkout Journals (2)? Yes
  • Can Checkout eDevices? Yes
  • Can Checkout Bikes? Yes
  • Can Renew Items? Yes
  • Can Recall Items (3)? Yes
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location (4)? Yes
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 300

Caltech temporary faculty, visiting faculty, Post-Doctoral Scholars with Caltech ID

  • Loan Period (1): Until end of current term
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items?: Yes
  • Can Checkout Journals (2)? Yes
  • Can Checkout eDevices? Yes
  • Can Checkout Bikes? Yes
  • Can Renew Items? Yes
  • Can Recall Items (3)? Yes
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location (4)? Yes
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 200

Caltech Graduate Students

  • Loan Period (1): Until end of current term
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items?: Yes
  • Can Checkout Journals (2)? Yes
  • Can Checkout eDevices? Yes
  • Can Checkout Bikes? Yes
  • Can Renew Items? Yes
  • Can Recall Items (3)? Yes
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location (4)? Yes
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 200

Caltech Undergraduate Students

  • Loan Period (1): 4 weeks
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items?: Yes
  • Can Checkout Journals (2)? Yes
  • Can Checkout eDevices? Yes
  • Can Checkout Bikes? Yes
  • Can Renew Items? Yes
  • Can Recall Items (3)? Yes
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location (4)? Yes
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 50

Caltech Staff and Peripheral Employees

  • Loan Period (1): 4 weeks
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items?: Yes
  • Can Checkout Journals (2)? Yes
  • Can Checkout eDevices? Yes
  • Can Checkout Bikes? Yes
  • Can Renew Items? Yes
  • Can Recall Items (3)? Yes
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location (4)?  Yes
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 50

Caltech Affiliates

JPL Regular Staff

  • Loan Period (1): 4 weeks
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items?: No
  • Can Checkout Journals? No
  • Can Checkout eDevices? No
  • Can Checkout Bikes? No
  • Can Renew Items? Yes (one
  • Can Recall Items? No
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location? (5) No
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 25

All other Affiliate borrowers

  • Loan Period (1): 4 weeks
  • Can Checkout Reserve Items?: No
  • Can Checkout Journals? No
  • Can Checkout eDevices? No
  • Can Checkout Bikes? No
  • Can Renew Items? No
  • Can Recall Items? No
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location? No
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 8