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Emails to are Bouncing – Resolved

We apologize if you’ve tried to contact a librarian via the email address Until the issue has been resolved please use the alternate email address below if you have a question:

Again, we apologize and hope this is resolved soon.

This was fixed on 9/27/16


ScienceDirect is Down – Resolved

According to Elsevier, ScienceDirect is experiencing unexpected errors that make the site inaccessible. They are working on fixing the problem and have apologized for the inconvenience.

Update – ScienceDirect is accessible again.

Looking for your course textbook?

The Caltech Library places all required course texts on course reserves for students to have an equal opportunity for access.

We recommend you search for your course here to locate the texts on reserve for your course.  Reserves are located at the Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL) or Geology Library.  The loan period for SFL course reserves is shorter than normal checkouts.  Most check out for 3 hours with some being available for up to 24 hours.  The shorter loan period is to make sure all students in the course have access to the material.  Geology reserves are for use only in the Geology Reading Room and are not to be checked out or removed from that library.

In some cases, multiple copies are made available in course reserves so please check the course reserve list.

If a course text is not on course reserve, please notify the Library.

Library Workshop: ‘You and Your Thesis’ – Wednesday, October 5, 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, October 5


Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328






Library Workshop: ‘EndNote For Beginners’ – Wednesday, September 14, 2:00pm

EndNote For Beginners

Are you writing a research paper or ready to start your thesis? Want an easy way to store, manage and search for bibliographic references? EndNote for Beginners may be just the quick start session you need. Learn what EndNote is and the basics of how it can work for you to organize the articles you’re reading and create bibliographies within a word processing document.  We’ll cover how to get your references into EndNote and what to do with them once they’re there.

Wednesday, September 14


Millikan Library, 9th Floor




Library Workshop: ‘Authorea – Advanced Editing and Collaboration’ – Wednesday, September 7, 2:00pm

“Authorea – Advanced Editing and Collaboration”

This “Beyond-the-Basics” program covers more advanced features of the Authorea online authoring platform, including:

  • Integration with GitHub;
  • Editing text blocks using Unix tools like vi;
  • Integrating interactive figures and plots into a manuscript
  • Applying journal templates for submission and publication

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Authorea to create, edit, share documents with text, figures, and citations in Markdown, LaTeX, or HTML. Familiarity with GitHub for collaborative editing and open dissemination of research documents.

Wednesday, September 7


Millikan Library, 9th Floor






Sherman Fairchild Library elevator is now back in service

After a complete modernization of the elevator, it is now back in service and available for use.

Labor Day weekend hours

On Friday afternoon, September 3rd, registration services will close at 3pm. The libraries will be open normal hours Saturday and Sunday.

On Monday, September 6th, for Labor Day, 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. Cahill, Dabney and Geology libraries will be closed.

Sherman Fairchild Library partial floor closures – August 26 to September 2

Sherman Fairchild Library will have partial floor closures from August 26th to September 2nd for maintenance.

The Library will remain open during this time. The group study rooms on the 2nd floor and the central computer workstations on 1st floor will continue to be available during this period.

Schedule of floor closures:
Monday, August 29 – Basement & 3rd floor; partial closures on 1st and 2nd floors
Tuesday, August 30 – Basement & 3rd floor; partial closures on 1st and 2nd floors
Wednesday, August 31 – Basement; partial closure on 2nd floor
Thursday, September 1 – Basement; partial closure on 2nd floor
Friday, September 2 – Basement; partial closure on 2nd floor

If you have any questions or would like us to retrieve a book for you, please contact the Sherman Fairchild Library circulation desk.

DocuServe access working again

The temporary problem logging into DocuServe has been resolved. As always, please let us know if you have any problems.

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