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Mickey G Honchell

Phone: 4-3841


Marlon Hernandez

Phone: 4-9258


BEACON Express First Time User Registration InformationBEACON Express First Time User Registration Information

First Time User Registration Information

BEACON Express is the JPL Library’s request tracking system. It allows you to input your requests, track their status, and receive regular automatic updates as your requests are processed by Library staff.

To request an item through the library, you must first identify yourself to the BEACON Express system. To do this you fill out a registration form using your Web browser. Registration has three purposes:

  • Entering your personal information into the system means you will not have to supply the information again when making future requests.
  • Having your e-mail and regular mail addresses on file enables us to notify you promptly and deliver materials accurately when
    your request arrives in the library.
  • By signing in with your JPL Username and Password, you will have secure access to information about your requests. You will also be able to review
    the list of items you have requested in the past.

Important Copyright Information


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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