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 6, 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 Library has put out several shelves of books that are available for free. Visit the 9th floor, enjoy the views and pick up a book today!
Starting this weekend the Sherman Fairchild Library will be open until 3am Friday night/Saturday morning and 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Full library hours are available on our hours page.
We are currently experiencing issues with linking directly to articles in ScienceDirect from Web of Science. Currently the links take you to the main ScienceDirect website instead of the article. Please go directly to journal pages in ScienceDirect instead of relying on the links in Web of Science. Library staff are working to resolve this issue.
1/28/15 – UPDATE – This issue has been resolved.
Chemical Information Resources
This class will provide a brief introduction to the resources available here at Caltech for chemical sciences research. General library services, specialized databases (including SciFinder and Reaxys) and reference materials will be covered.
Tuesday, January 27
Sherman Fairchild Library, Lab 326
This class will focus on business research strategies and methods for finding information on companies and industries.
Why you should take this class:
- You are starting to apply for jobs and wonder what companies you might like to work for.
- You have a job interview and want to find out more about a company and its industry.
- You are planning to start your own business and want to do background research on the industry and companies within the industry.
Thursday, January 22
Sherman Fairchild Library, Multimedia Conference Room 328
SFL will be open until 2am Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning this weekend 1/16 – 1/18.
For Martin Luther King Day on 1/19 the following hours will be in effect:
Sherman Fairchild Library: 24 hours, with Caltech or Readers’ ID required
Beginning January 2015, the Sherman Fairchild Library will remain open 24 hours for students, faculty, and staff Sunday through Thursday but will close at midnight on Friday and Saturday. SFL will reopen on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9am. During midterms and finals study weeks, SFL will be open 24/7. Millikan and Dabney Libraries will remain open until midnight instead of 11pm, Sunday through Saturday. For more information, see the library’s Hours
The lists of new books and journals added to the libraries’ collections during the month of December 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.