The Caltech Library offers reservable indoor and outdoor study spaces available to current Caltech students, faculty, staff, and postdoc researchers with a valid Caltech UID.

At this time, reservable locations only include SFL private group study rooms and outdoor study spaces in the East Amphitheater.

Starting Fall 2021 on September 27th, all study spaces will move to reservation only. Patrons will be able to reserve study spaces 48 hours in advance.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021

An active Caltech UID and face mask are required for entry to all indoor Library spaces. Food and drinks are prohibited in the Library.

Safety Policies

A valid Caltech UID and a face mask worn over the nose and mouth are required for entry into all Library spaces, in accordance with the Institute's policies. Food and drinks are prohibited from all indoor Library spaces to discourage removing masks in shared, enclosed public areas. Food and drinks may be consumed in outdoor spaces only.



Indoor Spaces

Basement • Reserve a Space

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Silent study
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards

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First Floor • Reserve a Space

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Quiet conversation and headphones only
  • Computer workstations
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards
  • Scanner

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Second Floor Open Study Tables • Reserve a Space

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Silent Study
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards

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Second Floor Closed Group Study Rooms • Reserve a Room

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Private enclosed room
  • Quiet conversation
  • AV TV available
  • Group study
  • Whiteboard

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Third Floor • Reserve a Space

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Silent study
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards

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Outdoor Spaces

East Amphitheater • First Come, First Serve Basis

  • Food and drink allowed outdoors
  • Clean-up After yourself
  • Quiet conversation
  • Individual study tables

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Terrace • Coming Soon

  • Food and drink allowed outdoors
  • Quiet conversation
  • Individual study tables

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