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.

Indoor Study Space Policies

  • A valid Caltech UID are required for entry into all Library buildings.
  • The Library requests all patrons to wear N95 or KN95 masks within indoor Library spaces.
  • Covered beverages (i.e. water bottles, to-go cups with a lid) are permitted within Library buildings.
  • Food and snacks must be consumed outdoors.

Updated March 28, 2021



Indoor Spaces

Basement • Check-in at Information Desk

  • Covered beverages permitted
  • Food must be consumed outdoors
  • Silent study
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards

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First Floor • Check-in at Information Desk

  • Covered beverages permitted
  • Food must be consumed outdoors
  • 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

  • Covered beverages permitted
  • Food must be consumed outdoors
  • 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

  • Covered beverages permitted
  • Food must be consumed outdoors
  • Private enclosed room
  • Quiet conversation
  • AV / TV available
  • Group study
  • Whiteboard

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Third Floor • Check-in at Information Desk

  • Covered beverages permitted
  • Food must be consumed outdoors
  • Silent study
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards

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Caltech Hall 9th Floor Study SpaceCaltech Hall: Ninth Floor • Open space, Closes at 6pm

  • Covered beverages permitted
  • Food must be consumed outdoors
  • Computer workstations
  • Individual study tables
  • Movable whiteboards
  • Printer

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Outdoor Spaces

East Amphitheater • Open Space

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

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Terrace • Open space

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

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