Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2021     Views: 11

Access varies from institution to institution. Here are a few institutions in the area for which we have information:

ArtCenter College of Design

  • Caltech undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty can register as a reciprocal borrower at the ArtCenter College Library. As a reciprocal borrower, you are permitted to access their library and borrow up to 6 items (circulating books and back issues of magazines) at one time for up to 4 weeks (with 1 renewal). 
  • To register, please visit the Sherman Fairchild Library circulation desk between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and complete a registration form. After completing the form, you can bring it to the ArtCenter College Library to complete the registration. 
  • If you have any questions, please contact circ@library.caltech.edu.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of Southern California (USC)

  • Through a consortium agreement, Caltech faculty and graduate students have special access to the USC libraries.
  • Caltech faculty may acquire borrowing privileges at no extra charge.
  • Caltech graduate students may acquire a borrower's card for $25/six months or $50/12 months.
  • Search the USC libraries collections.

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