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Borrowing Privileges

Caltech Community | Other Borrowers | USC

The Caltech Library extends borrowing privileges to specific groups of users as defined below. Members of the Caltech community may register for borrowing privileges in any campus library between the hours of 8am and 5pm weekdays (Caltech community registration form). Other borrowers may register only between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm weekdays at the Millikan circulation desk. Please call ahead (626-395-6401) to verify staff availability. (Other borrower registration form).

All members of the Caltech community are granted Caltech Library borrowing privileges. All individuals requesting borrowing privileges will be expected to show valid Caltech or JPL picture identification.

Privileges regarding length of loan and ability to renew and place holds will vary for each group and can be found on the borrowing details page.

If you are part of the Caltech community, but do not have an access.caltech account, and you’re interested in access to Caltech Library computers for research you must contact the Library (library AT caltech.edu) to arrange access prior to the visit

Caltech Community is Defined As

Other Borrowers

The Caltech Library extends borrowing privileges beyond the Caltech community on a selective basis. Individuals of the groups listed below should present identification showing their affiliation and must register for access at the Millikan Circulation Desk between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Please call ahead (626-395-6401) to verify staff availability.

USC

Through a consortium agreement, Caltech faculty and graduate students have special access to the USC libraries.

*Please note prior consortial policies with UCLA are under review.