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.
|QD450-801||Physical & Theoretical|
New books can be found here!
Getting Started at the Caltech Library
How can I borrow items from the library?
How can I access electronic resources?
You can access electronic resources (e-books, journals, and databases) on-campus by logging into a campus computer with your access.caltech credentials. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log into the library proxy when accessing electronic resources through library website or catalog links. Only current Caltech students, faculty, and staff have remote-access privileges to Caltech-licensed library resources. More information about off-campus access can be found here.
How do I know what items are in the Library holdings?
Print books and journals that the Library owns, along with electronic books and journals to which the Library subscribes, can be found by searching the Library Catalog. If you are specifically looking for an electronic journal, a more complete listing can be searched here. Chemistry-related items of interest can be found on the Books and E-Books and Article Databases pages of this guide.
How do I request something from the Annex?
Most print journals, along with older, less-used books, are currently stored in the on-campus Library Annex. If the LOCATION of an item says it is in ANNEX #, click either on the ANNEX # link, or on the Request Item button on the bottom of the catalog page. This will take you to the Annex Paging Form. Requests received by 1pm will usually be available the same day for pickup. Requests submitted after 1pm will be available the next day (or on Monday if the request is submitted Friday).
What if the library doesn't have the book or journal article I need?
You can request book loans or electronic copies of journal articles and other publications via DocuServe. There is a standard charge of $6.50 per request that can be charged to either a PTA account or your Bursar account if you are a student (enter your UID). More information about DocuServe can be found here.
Where can I print or scan?
Sherman Fairchild has four Xerox multifunction printer/photocopier/scanner/fax machines and two flatbed scanners connected to workstations. More information - including printing policy and allowances, additional locations, and detailed instructions - can be found on the Library Printing Page.