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Borrowing Privileges

The Caltech Library extends borrowing privileges to specific groups of users as defined below. Members of the Caltech community may register for borrowing privileges in any campus library between the hours of 8am and 5pm weekdays (Caltech community registration form). Affiliates of Caltech may register only between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm weekdays at the SFL circulation desk. Please call ahead (626-395-3405) to verify staff availability. (Caltech Affiliates registration form).

Privileges regarding length of loan, ability to renew, and place holds will vary for each group. Specifics can be found on the borrowing details page.

Caltech Community

All members of the Caltech community are granted library borrowing privileges. Individuals requesting borrowing privileges will be expected to show valid Caltech picture identification.

Caltech Affiliates

The Caltech Library extends borrowing privileges beyond the Caltech community on a selective basis. Individuals of the groups listed below should present proper identification showing their affiliation and must register for access at the SFL Circulation Desk between 8am and 4:30pm weekdays. Please call ahead (626-395-3405) to confirm staff availability or for more information.

For those without an access.caltech account, information on accessing electronic resources can be found on the Computing Resources Policy page