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. Starting on October 3, the museum will be open to walk-in visitors from 1 to 4 PM on the first Friday of each month. The museum is also open by appointment to individuals and groups.

Please contact the Caltech Archives at archives AT for appointment information. More information about the Beckman Room and its displays may be found at

CaltechAUTHORS is back up as of 6:04 PM

Maintenance work has been completed and CaltechAUTHORS is once again available.

August new books and journals lists now available

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

CaltechAUTHORS downtime at 5:30 PM today

The CaltechAUTHORS CODA database will be down for approximately an hour beginning at 5:30 PM today, Friday 9/5/2014, while we perform necessary maintenance.

CaltechAUTHORS is back up

CaltechAUTHORS database maintenance is complete and CaltechAUTHORS is once again available.

CaltechAUTHORS downtime at 5:00 PM today

The CaltechAUTHORS CODA database will be unavailable for approximately one hour beginning at 5:00 pm today, because of emergency hardware maintenance. A notice will be posted here when it is back up.

SFX/Caltech Connect is available

Maintenance work on SFX / Caltech Connect has been completed and all services are once again available.

Labor Day weekend hours

Friday 8/29
Registration for Caltech affiliates ends at 3pm.
Saturday 8/30
All libraries have regular Saturday hours.
Sunday 8/31
SFL closes at midnight. Millikan and Dabney have regular Sunday hours.
Monday 9/1
SFL open 9am to midnight. Millikan, Dabney, Cahill, and Geology closed for holiday.
Tuesday 9/2
All libraries resume regular hours at 8am.

Please visit our Hours Page for a full schedule.

SFX/Caltech Connect service down Thursday, August 28th, 5am – 7am

SFX/Caltech Connect will be down for maintenance on Thursday, August 28th from 5am to 7am. Availability will be announced via the Library website when back up.

The Library Welcomes Kristin Antelman, University Librarian

On August 11, the Library welcomed a new University Librarian, Kristin Antelman, to Caltech. She comes to us from NC State where she served as Associate Director of the Digital Library.

Please read the interview Media Relations conducted with her last week.

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