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Thursday, August 8
Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328
Reference and borrower registration services will be available for limited hours on Friday July 26th: 8am to 10:45am.
ScienceDirect (Elsevier) journals will be unavailable from 4-4:30pm on Saturday July 20th due to maintenance. The site may also be slow at other times this weekend.
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of June 2013 are now available. This month’s book list includes book cover images for many items, and links to Amazon to allow you to browse the books electronically. Please note that we provide no guarantee that Amazon has contracted with the publisher to allow viewers to browse specific books.
Due to recent updates for several web browsers, Mac OS X, and Java, the Java-based Structure Editors used in SciFinder and Reaxys may not be functional. A list of current working configurations can be found here. We are working to restore functionality to library-maintained machines. If you are having problems using a Java-based Structure Editor on your personal computer, please check the link and verify your configuration matches one listed, and contact Donna Wrublewski (dtwrublewski AT library.caltech.edu) if you have additional questions or need further assistance. Thank you for your patience.
Maintenance on the SFX / Caltech Connect system has been completed.
SFX/Caltech Connect will be down for maintenance Monday 6/17 from 2am to 7am.
The Caltech Library announces an evolution to its electronic resource access for its visitors and guests while retiring the legacy lib accounts to meet enhanced security needs.
The Caltech library will deploy self-serve kiosk-style Apple iPads in central locations for access to the library’s online catalog and other web resources.
After June 22nd, those guests affiliated with the Caltech Community in need of expanded electronic resource access may check out an Apple MacBook Air notebook computer for use in the library. You must be registered for borrowing privileges.
Please contact the Library (library AT Caltech.edu or 626-395-3404) for assistance with research options.
SFL and Millikan libraries will be closed for commencement Friday morning, June 14th, from 9:30am to noon.
Beginning in late June, the Caltech Archives will launch an online patron registration and request system. We will use Aeon, a product of Atlas Systems, Inc. All Archives’ users will be required to create an individual account, and active Caltech-affiliated patrons will be able to use access.caltech credentials for quick authentication. The new request system will allow patrons to manage and review their own requests, download materials electronically, and schedule appointments for on-site visits. Additionally, patrons will be able to send requests for materials directly from our collection guides at the Online Archive of California (OAC) web site. The Archives will continue to welcome contact by e-mail or phone.