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A valid Caltech UID is required for entry into all Library buildings.
All patrons must wear N95 or KN95 masks within indoor Library spaces.
Do I need to reserve a study space?
Rooms and spaces are available for walk-in use. If you use a reserved room, you may be asked to leave.
Rooms are intended for use by groups; Library staff may move a single occupant for a group.
Make reservations in advance, weekdays before 4:00 pm. Reservations made after that time cannot be guaranteed for that evening, nor those made after 4:00 pm on Friday for the weekend.
Reserve Group Study Rooms up to three months in advance and Individual Study Spaces 48 hours in advance.
Reservations will be forfeited if not present within 15 minutes of the reserved time and are limited to 3 hours per person per day. Special arrangements may be possible, please contact us.
The Multimedia Conference Room is only available through special request. Contact us for such requests.
Can I eat or drink in study spaces?
Covered beverages (i.e. water bottles, to-go cups with a lid) are permitted within Library buildings.
Food or consumption of food is not currently allowed in any library building.Consume food and snacks outside.
Alcohol is not permitted in any library space..
Can I leave personal items in a study room?
Don't leave your personal belongings behind. If you leave personal belongings in the room unattended, they will be subject to removal. If we cannot contact you by the end of the day, they will be sent to the Security Office and you will be required to pick them up there.
Outdoor Study Space Guidelines
Outdoor study spaces are available to members of the Caltech community and are located on the east side of the Sherman Fairchild Library and on the terrace of Dabney Library entrance.
Food and drinks permitted. Please clean up after yourself.
Alcohol is not permitted in any library space.
As with all study spaces, don't leave your personal belongings or trash behind. If personal belongings are found in outdoor spaces, they will be subject to removal and will be sent to the Security Office.