CaltechAUTHORS down for maintenance Saturday, Jan. 3rd, 2015, 4 am – 12 noon

The CaltechAUTHORS repository will be unavailable on Saturday January 3rd, 2015, from 4 AM to 12 Noon.  During that time, it  will be closed to new submissions, and web-page bibliographies and publications lists generated through CaltechAUTHORS will be unavailable.   In addition, the repository may be unstable through the end of the holiday break (1/4/2013), although it should be available for searching.  Thank you for your patience while we perform this needed upgrade.

Two new department head positions available

The Library is looking for candidates for two new department head positions: Head of Digital Library Development and Head of Research Services.

Limited hours over Winter Recess

Limited hours for Winter Recess start on Friday, December 19th. For full details see our hours page.

Library services limited Thursday 12/18

Reference and borrower registration services will be available for limited hours on Thursday 12/18: 8am to 11:30am.

Web of Science maintenance 12/13

Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance on December 13, 2014 to release new search functionality. During this time, access may be intermittent.

Information on the planned updates.

Library Workshop: Patents: Thursday, December 18, 3:00pm


Hannah Dvorak-Carbone, from the Office of Technology Transfer and Corporate Partnerships, will present a review of the patenting process, including changes introduced by the America Invents Act of 2013. This will be followed by a Caltech Librarian presenting a brief overview of patent searching, locating English language patent equivalents, legal status issues, and current awareness techniques.

Thursday, December 18


Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)


Snacks for finals

On 12/9 and 12/11, the Caltech Library will provide snacks on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library at midnight.

November new books and journals lists now available

The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of November 2014 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.

Beckman Museum will be open December 5, 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 December 5, 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 for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at

Thanksgiving weekend hours

Wednesday 11/26
Registration services will end at 1:45pm. SFL will close at midnight.

Thursday 11/27
All libraries will be closed to all users.

Friday 11/28
SFL will be open 9am – midnight with a Caltech or Reader’s ID required all day. Millikan, Dabney, Cahill and Geology will be closed.

Saturday 11/29
SFL will resume regular hours at 9am. Millikan and Dabney will be open regular Saturday hours.

Sunday 11/30
All libraries will be open normal Sunday hours.

Please visit our Hours page for a full schedule.

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