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. Current faculty, staff and students may check out journals for 7 days. All other borrowers may check them out for 1 day.
  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 Faculty/Administrators/Trustees/Librarians, Unit Heads, Emeritus Faculty

  • 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: 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

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
  • Can Recall Items? No
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location? (5) No
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 50

USC Reciprocal Faculty & Graduate Students / G4 Consortium Faculty / ArtCenter College of Design students and faculty

  • 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
  • Can Recall Items? No
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location? No
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 10

Caltech Alumni, Friends of the Caltech Library, Huntington Readers, Caltech Associates, Retired Caltech and JPL Employees, Immediate Family Members of Caltech, Caltech Contract Employees, Polytechnic Teachers, Thirty Meter Telescope 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
  • Can Recall Items? No
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location? (5) No
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 25

Caltech Secondary and Postsecondary Summer Program Students, Caltech Volunteers (must have Caltech ID)

  • 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
  • Can Recall Items? Yes
  • Can Place holds and choose pick up location? Yes
  • Maximum number of books checked out: 5