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Summer hours are now in effect

Our summer hours are as follows:

Weekdays Weekends
SFL 8am – midnight 9am – midnight
Millikan 8am – midnight 9am – 9pm
Dabney 8am – 5pm closed
Cahill 8am – 5pm closed
Geology 8am – 5pm closed
Archives 8am – 5pm closed

All libraries require proper ID after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. Caltech Affiliates and Guest Readers may access SFL between 5pm and midnight on weekdays and 9am to midnight on weekends and holidays. Access to Millikan after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends is limited to card swipe access by current Caltech faculty, postdocs, students and staff.

Gupta wins Library Friends’ Senior Thesis Prize

Ayush Gupta ’16, won the Caltech Library Friends’ Senior Thesis Prize June 1st. The prize is accompanied by a $1200 check. In a ceremony held on campus at the Alumni House, Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry, spoke glowingly of Gupta, his student, and the need to develop alternative forms of energy. Gupta’s thesis is entitled “Noncovalent Immobilization of Electrocatalysts on Carbon Electrodes via a Pyrenyl Ligand.” Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Gupta will pursue a PhD in chemistry at the University of Chicago.
Ayush Gupta Sr Thesis Award

Photographic gallery – Time to celebrate: Caltech’s Commencement three decades ago

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It’s 1986. Many know it as the year when Halley’s comet painted the sky, the Mets beat the Red Sox in the World Series, and the Bangles “walked like Egyptians”.

But for the students who marched through Beckman Mall in cap and gown, surrounded by cheering friends and family, 1986 will always be remembered as the year of their graduation.

Eyeglasses may have been larger and hairdos fluffier, but the 2016 graduating class feels the same pride for their achievements, and holds the same hopes for brilliant futures in invention, exploration, and discovery—lives as true Techers.

To celebrate Caltech’s 122nd Commencement and congratulate a new generation of distinguished graduates, the Caltech Archives is pleased to present a photographic gallery from thirty years ago, when President Marvin Goldberger led the Commencement exercises, and Caltech alumnus Arnold Beckman, inventor and entrepreneur, delivered the address.

Visit the photographic gallery here

SFL Elevator will be unavailable starting June 13th

Starting June 13th, the elevator at the Sherman Fairchild Library will be unavailable for 10 weeks while it is modernized. During that time, the only access to the group study rooms, Multimedia Conference Room and the book collections in the basement and on the 2nd floor will be by stair.

If you need books retrieved from another floor, please don’t hesitate to ask the circulation staff, or place a hold on the book ahead of time and we’ll pull it for you.

If you have questions about the elevator and access, please email library@caltech.edu.

Beckman Room (Caltech Science Museum) will be open June 3, 1 to 4pm

The Beckman Room on the ground floor of the Beckman Institute (room 131) is a small museum devoted to the history of chemistry and to the scientific and philanthropic work of Arnold O. Beckman.

On June 3, first Friday of the month, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM.

The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups. Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT caltech.edu for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at http://archives.caltech.edu/about/beckman-room.html

The Beckman Room entrance

Library hours for finals and Memorial Day

SFL will be open 24/7 until commencement on June 10th for the study period and finals. As usual, after midnight a current Caltech ID is required for access.

Students are encouraged to visit SFL room 328 between midnight and 7am through the finals period to take a study break and de-stress. Refreshments, board games, Legos, Mandalas, etc will be available for students.

On Monday, May 30th, the Sherman Fairchild Library and Millikan Library will be open their normal hours, but a Caltech ID, JPL badge or Guest Reader card will be required all day.

* Update * SFL Basement Collection Move and Shelving Conversion

6/3/16

All of the QC / physics books have been moved off of the compact shelving in the south corner. They are now shelved on fixed, open shelves on the north side of the basement. With this move, all of the math and physics books are located together on open shelves.

McMurray-Stern, our compact shelving vendor, is working on the conversion of compact shelves to manual controls. For the next little while, the math journals still on the compact shelves are inaccessible. If you need to access a print math journal located in this area, please submit your request to Docuserve.

Questions? Please email library@caltech.edu

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5/26/16

Library staff have started work in the Sherman Fairchild Library basement that involves consolidating all math and physics books on open, fixed shelving. The physics books currently on compact, moveable, shelving are being moved onto fixed shelves. We expect all of the physics books to be moved by 5/27/16.

As well, beginning 6/1, the compact shelves in the south corner of the basement will undergo a conversion to manual controls. Work will begin at 5am during the week and may be noisy. We apologize in advance for this and encourage users impacted by this work to study in alternate library locations. While the shelves are being converted, math periodicals will be stored on large trucks.

If you have questions about this work or move, or have difficulty finding something in the basement, please email library@caltech.edu

 

Library Workshop: ‘You and Your Thesis’ – Wednesday, May 25 – 2:00pm

You and Your Thesis

Are you working on your thesis?
Did you know that electronic copies of theses must be submitted?
Are you aware of the formatting requirements for theses?
This class will give a brief overview of techniques useful in the production and publication of Caltech electronic theses, including tips on formatting and submitting, and will touch on intellectual property considerations and access.

Wednesday, May 25

2:00-3:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register: http://libcal.caltech.edu/event/2511376

 

 

 

Library Workshop: ‘Introduction to 3D Printing at the Caltech Library’ – Thursday, May 19 – 1:00pm

Introduction to 3D Printing at the Caltech Library

Join us for an overview of 3D printing in the Caltech Library! Opened last fall, the Caltech Library TechLab has eight 3D printers and more technology to be added in the coming terms. This session will cover the basics of 3D printing, what machines the TechLab has available, an overview of the TechLab usage policies, and recommendations for printing software and other resources. If time and class size allows, a brief tour of the lab will be conducted at the end of the session. You are encouraged to bring your laptop as we will be covering software and settings that will help you get started in using the TechLab!

Thursday, May 19

1:00-2:00pm

Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328

Register:  http://libcal.caltech.edu/event/2551893

 

 

Library Space and Services Survey

The Caltech Library is interested in how you use and how you would like to use the Sherman Fairchild Library. Please take our brief survey to help us understand how to best meet your needs.

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