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Phishing Emails

Some people are receiving phishing emails that look like they’re coming from the Caltech Library. In the email you’re notified that your access to our system is about to expire.

The Library will never contact you this way or ask for your IMSS credentials. Please do not click on the email link or respond to these messages. Delete them.

If you have any questions you can contact the library at x3405 or .

Library’s Cambridge Structural Database (CCDC) is back up

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center software (CCDC) and the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) on the library’s server at are once again available following a system update.

After Hours Access to Cahill

Some patrons have reported problems using the card reader to access Cahill after hours. If you have difficulty accessing the space please call security at x4701 to help you get in.

The issue has been reported to Security.

New overhead scanner available at Sherman Fairchild Library

The Caltech Library has installed a Bookeye® 4 V3 Scanner to the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library. The overhead scanner can quickly scan multiple book pages and  provides options on resolution, color, and file format. Scanned files can be saved directly to a flash drive or emailed.

Come check it out!

Library Workshop: ‘Introduction to 3D Printing at Caltech Library’ – Wednesday, February 15, 1:00pm

Join us for an overview of 3D printing in the Caltech Library! The Caltech Library TechLab currently has six 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.  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!

Wednesday, February 15


Millikan Library, 9th Floor



In addition, we’ll have a special presentation by MAKEiT followed by Q&A:

Designers from the MAKEiT company will give a special presentation on tips and tricks for 3D printing. Although aimed at more experienced users, all are welcome to attend.


Millikan Library, 9th Floor



Find eJournals service working again

The temporary problem with the Find eJournals service has been resolved. Please let us know if you have further problems.

Library Workshop: ‘You and Your Thesis’ – Wednesday, February 8, 2:00pm

You and Your Thesis

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.  It will also touch on intellectual property considerations and access, as well as thesis dissemination policies.  Additional topics may include author identification (ORCIDs) and preservation of thesis-related research data.

Wednesday, February 8


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328










Sherman Fairchild Library open 24 hours this weekend.

The Sherman Fairchild Library will be open 24 hours this weekend (Feb. 3-5) due to midterms.

Beckman Room (Caltech Science Museum) will be open this Friday, February 3, 1-4pm

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 February 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 for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at

Find eJournals service down

The Find eJournals service linked on the library homepage isn’t working properly right now. The alphabetical browse feature is unavailable, and when you search for titles it will return results that aren’t journals. If you’re not able to find the appropriate link to the journal you’re interested in, please send us email to and we’ll get you a link.

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