Hours Notes: All physical Library collections are available for check-out to the Caltech community ONLY via placing a HOLD in the Caltech Library Catalog (books, DVDs, maps, etc), or making an equipment reservation. Any Library materials or equipment that are requested may be picked up by appointment at Sherman Fairchild Library via the westside service window. 

Print Collection

  • Applied Sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


  • Reference Services
  • e-Device Checkout: Kindles, Laptops, Cameras
  • Group Study Rooms
  • PCs 
  • Color Printers/Scanners/Copiers
  • Flatbed Scanners
  • Course Reserves
  • DocuServe: Document Delivery & InterLibrary Loan
  • General Registration 
  • Microfilm Reader 
  • Reading Room
  • Quiet Study area and carrels