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Chemistry: Books & E-books

Library & research resources for students in the Chemistry program at Caltech.

Book Browsing

Chemistry books are on the 2nd floor in the Sherman Fairchild Library. If you would like to browse books, use the below chart to determine the relevant call number range. Otherwise, search the Library Catalog to find books by subject, title and author.

Call # Subject
QD1-999 Chemistry
QD1-65 General
QD71-142 Analytical
QD146-197 Inorganic
QD241-441 Organic
QD450-882 Physical & Theoretical
QD901-999 Crystallography

Reference books are on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library, on the west side (same side as the printers).

Notable E-Books

Electronic resources are restricted to members of the Caltech community with a current access.caltech account unless otherwise indicated - you will be taken to the library proxy login if accessing from off-campus. Publicly available resources are indicated by the text Open Access in the description.


Ebook Packages


Individual Ebook Reference Titles

Course Reserves

List of Current Course Reserves

The location of the item will be listed in the catalog. Books may have different circulation policies depending on the instructor of the course:

  • SFL OPEN RESERVE items are located on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library in the browsable stacks behind the Reference Desk. They can be used indefinitely within the library, or checked out for three hours at a time for use outside the library.
  • SFL CIRC-RESERVE items can be requested at the Book Check-Out desk on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library. They can be checked out for three hours at a time and may be taken outside of the library.

If you are an instructor interested in placing materials (including electronic) on reserve for a course, please visit our Course Reserves LibGuide.

Print Reference Books

Links go to Caltrech Library's catalog entry for the item, showing location and availability. Items in SFL REF are in the Reference section on the first floor of the Sherman Fairchild Library. They may not be checked out.