SFL weekend hours extended

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.

ScienceDirect linking from Web of Science

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.

Library Workshop: Chemical Information Resources: Tuesday, January 27, 2:00pm

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

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

Library Workshop: Business Resources: Thursday, January 22, 2:00pm

Business Resources

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

Register: http://library.caltech.edu/forms/cls-classes.php

SFL open until 2am 1/16-1/18

SFL will be open until 2am Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning this weekend 1/16 – 1/18.

1/19 Martin Luther King Day hours

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
Millikan: closed
Dabney: closed
Cahill: closed
Geology: closed

New library hours

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

December new books and journals lists now available

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.

1/3/15: CaltechAUTHORS is back up

Maintenance of the CODA CaltechAUTHORS database has been completed. CaltechAUTHORS is available for searching, browsing, and submitting.

1/3/15: CaltechAUTHORS is down for scheduled maintenance until 2:00 pm

The CaltechAUTHORS CODA database is undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday 1/3/15 and will be unavailable until approximately 2:00 pm.

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