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Biology & Biological Engineering (BBE): Finding Books

Library information and resources for the BBE Division at Caltech.

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Book Browsing

Biology 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
QH301-705 Biology (General)
QP1-981 Physiology
QP501-801 Animal Biochemistry
QR1-502 Microbiology
R1-920 Medicine (General)

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

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.

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