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Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (CCE): Books & Reference

Library information and resources for the CCE Division at Caltech. Resources for this guide were originally compiled and maintained by Dana Roth.

Accessing Electronic Materials

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.

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).

Reference Works

Ebook Packages

ACS Ebook Package: Caltech has purchased the ACS eBook archive, which includes all titles from 1949 through 2012.

RSC Ebook Package: We have access to the entire RSC Ebook collection. If you have trouble accessing any of the titles, please contact me.

Course Reserves

List of Current Course Reserves

Due to the CODIV-19 pandemic, all course reserves items for Fall 2020 will be on CLOSED RESERVE (requires checkout) and will circulate for 24 hours.

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