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TechHub Open House January 19 1pm-4pm Get hands-on introductions and expert guidance at our equipment demo stations

TechHub Open House

On January 19 from 1-4 pm, the Caltech Library TechHub invites the campus community to an open house on the first floor of Caltech Hall. Wander through our TechHub demonstration stations and receive expert guidance on our equipment and services.

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New Online Bookstore

Starting this fall, the Library has partnered with to supply materials for all Caltech classes. Students can use free expedited shipping to order textbooks to a personal address or the library for pickup. Price matching is also available:

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Library Classes

We offer workshops to help with research, data management, and various software programs, including You & Your Thesis, The Unix Shell, Introduction to QGIS, Inventions, Patents, and Licensing, and more. Check out the winter 2023 schedule.

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Caltech Hall Cameras

At the top of Caltech Hall on the ninth floor, there are two cameras that capture the north and south views from the building, out over the mountains and lowlands of Pasadena and beyond.

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World Biological Information System (a de Gruyter database) has biographical information on ~6 million people from all over the world starting in 800 BCE. It can be used for information on people as well as genealogical research.

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Fair Trade 

As we strive to make course materials easily available to all, students can get a free Red Door latte courtesy of the Library when they bring their syllabus to Sherman Fairchild starting January 5 through January 20 (while supplies last up to five per class). 

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