Follow this link to skip to the Main Content of this page


"Search vs Research": A Short Video from IEEE Xplore

January 26th, 2016

What is the difference between “search” and “research”?  Watch this short video from IEEE Xplore for a quick overview.

JPL Library staff are available for more in-depth consultation and literature search service. Contact us either through email,, or call extension 4-4200 to set up a search request or a tutorial.  You can also leave your comments about this video or other library resources and services below.

Evidence for a New Planet, Link to Original Paper

January 21st, 2016

Here is the link to the peer-reviewed paper announcing the evidence for a new planet within our solar system:

“Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System.” Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown 2016 The Astronomical Journal 151 22. Published on January 20, 2016


Recent Books on Artificial Intelligence

January 14th, 2016

JPL Library has an extensive collection of ebooks on computer science, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related topics. This is a short list of sample titles on the various facets related to AI. Library staff is available to compile and recommend customized selection on more specific aspects or topics.

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Mechanical Engineering Handbooks Online

January 12th, 2016

Here is a list of handbooks useful for mechanical engineers. Click on the title, then search within each book for specific topics.

April 27, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Charles Elachi

January 14th, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

What does the JPL Director really do? Reflections on the last 15 years

Presented by: Dr. Charles Elachi, JPL Director

NEW DATE Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104


The last fifteen years has be en a golden
age for space exploration. JPL launched
more than 20 missions and presently
operates 19 JPL missions. The outlook
for the next decade is even more exciting
and challenging. How did all of this happen?
Come get the inside scoop.


The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.


Mac O/S Upgrade Workshops

January 4th, 2016

The OCIO/LMIT has set up various dates and times to provide assistance to upgrade Mac O/S through out January. This is by appointment, please contact 4-HELP (ext 4-4357) for more information.

Jan 28-29, 9:00-4:00, Desk Copy Exchange

January 4th, 2016

Happy New Year! The first Desk Copy Exchange for 2016 is scheduled for January 28th and 29th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hub on each day.

The JPL Library receives returned “desk copies” and occasional book donations from employees.  After adding the appropriate ones to the library’s collection, there are duplicate copies and slightly out-of-scope books remaining.  The “Desk Copy Exchange” is for all JPLers; come take a look and provide a new home to the books so that they are useful again!

There are books on sciences, engineering, business management, and computer applications.   The Exchange will be held on January 28th and 29th, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, or until all these books find new homes, whichever first.

Jan 11-13, LEAP Cloud Days

December 21st, 2015

Join the Office of the CIO and the Mission Systems and Operations Division (39) for LEAP Cloud Days, featuring interaction with several industry-leading and JPL-leading cloud experts. Learn best practices and techniques, experience the insights of cloud innovators currently on the cloud’s cutting edge, and participate in hands-on interactive sessions applying the principles, concepts, and cloud infrastructure technologies.

The Hub is one of the venues for the LEAP Cloud Day.

Check the LEAP Cloud Day web site for more details.