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

All study spaces are first come first serve basis. Note the check-in instructions for each space upon your arrival.

If you would like to reserve an individual study space ahead of time, please email the Information Desk at circ [at] library.caltech.edu.

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.

An active Caltech UID and face mask are required for entry to all indoor Library spaces. Food and drinks are prohibited in the Library.Last Updated: October 3, 2021



Indoor Spaces

Basement • Check-in at Information Desk

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

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First Floor • Check-in at Information Desk

  • 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 • Check-in at Information Desk

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

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Second Floor Closed Group Study Rooms • Reserve a Room and Check-in at Information Desk

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Private enclosed room
  • Quiet conversation
  • AV TV available
  • Group study
  • Whiteboard
  • Note: Currently there are no computers set-up in these rooms until after October 11, 2021. 

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Third Floor • Check-in at Information Desk

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

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Caltech Hall 9th Floor Study SpaceCaltech Hall: Ninth Floor • Reserve an Individual Study Space

  • Food and drink prohibited
  • Computer workstations
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards
  • Printer

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Outdoor Spaces

East Amphitheater • First Come, First Serve

  • 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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