Caltech's facilities have been augmented within the last several years. The two gyms have plenty of space and a complete set of weight lifting machines. There are three large swimming pools and a track. The Student Activities Center (SAC) in the basement of the South Houses has pianos and practice rooms for the musicians. There are numerous small libraries that are specific to various fields of science in many of the buildings. The main libraries, Millikan Library and Sherman Fairchild Library (SFL), are sufficient and hold massive amounts of scientific material. The school also has three coffee shops, one of which is student-run. Although there is no movie theater, each house has some form of entertainment system with a TV, DVD player, and more. There is also a general screening room in the SAC that may be used by students of all houses. The Caltech administration boasts about taking care of their student body, and many of the above student quotes certainly reflect appreciation.
Though Caltechers do not have much time to do anything but work, sleep, eat, and drink coffee, there are a lot of leisure activities at their disposal. The gym is great for stress release. The school offers a variety of PE classes, aerobics classes, and a few dance classes. If the gym is too much effort, there are always movies and TV shows; this sometimes involves walking to a movie theater nearby, so either way, students will get some form of exercise. For those who just want to relax on a shady lawn, the school has large stretches of grass all over campus. Some houses have hot tubs or trampolines which are always fun and way cool. When it's time to unwind, Caltechers don't have to look hard for something to do.