Welcome to the research guide for physics, math and astronomy at Caltech. Please use the above tabs to find what you're looking for. If you have questions you're welcome to contact me by e-mail.
Astronomy collections are in the Cahill Library and Millikan basement. Math collections are in the Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL) basement. Physics titles are held in the SFL basement.
Catalog for Caltech Libraries. It includes print and electronic holdings
Worldcat - The world's largest library catalog
If the Caltech Library collection does not have a book or subscribe to an article that you'd like, you can request it through Docuserve (Interlibrary Loan). You can email me directly if you'd like a book to be purchased for our collections or use this form.
Only current Caltech students, faculty, and staff have remote-access privileges to Caltech-licensed library resources. This includes ebooks!
You are a remote user if your IP address fall outside the range 131.215.*.*. This includes people at CSO, IPAC, LIGO, OVRO and Palomar. Using the Library's proxy server, running VPN, or installing a LibX plug-in are all options to help you access library material from off-campus.
In order to access library subscriptions through ADS, you must adjust your Library Links Settings on this page. Select 'California Institute of Technology' from the drop-down menu and save your settings. Once this is complete, you'll see the button display in your search results.
Please see the general information on this page if you're trying to access library resources from off-site.
See all of our journal subscriptions, with proxied links so you can access them off-campus as well.