Borrowing Privileges

Students

Library Privileges for USC Students

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books

200

Semester

Overview of Services

Library accounts for current USC students include the following services:

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other research websites is for the exclusive use of current USC students, faculty (including part-time), staff, post-docs, and official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.
  2. Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

Faculty and Professors Emeritus

Library Privileges for USC Faculty and Professors Emeritus

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books

200

Semester

Overview of Services

Library accounts for current USC faculty and retired faculty who hold the title Professor Emeritus include the following services:

Please note that membership in the Emeriti Center does not include remote electronic access to subscription resources. Such access is available only to those retired faculty with the Professor Emeritus designation. 

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other research websites is for the exclusive use of current USC students, faculty (including part-time), staff, post-docs, and official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.
  2. Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

Staff and Post-Docs

Library Privileges for USC Staff and Post-Docs

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books

200

Semester

Overview of Services

Library accounts for current USC staff include the following services:

In addition, research staff and post docs may also receive proxy borrowing accounts.

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other research websites is for the exclusive use of current USC students, faculty (including part-time), staff, post-docs, and official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.
  2. Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

Alumni

Library Privileges for USC Alumni

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books

20

4 Weeks

Overview of Services

Currently, library accounts for alumni include the following services based on availability:

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other research websites is for the exclusive use of current USC students, faculty (including part-time), staff, post-docs, and official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.
  2. Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

Retired Faculty and Staff

Library Privileges for USC Retired Faculty and Staff

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books

20

4 Weeks

Overview of Services

Retired USC faculty and staff who are Gold Card holders are entitled to the library privileges listed below. Please note that membership in the Emeriti Center does not include remote electronic access to subscription resources. Such access is available only to those retired faculty with the Professor Emeritus designation. Please see the Faculty and Professors Emeritus tab for details.

For more information on the Gold Card, please contact the USC Emeriti Center.

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other research websites is for the exclusive use of current USC students, faculty (including part-time), staff, post-docs, and official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.
  2. Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

Visiting Scholars and Non-USC Visitors

Library Privileges for Visiting Scholars and Non-USC Visitors

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books

10 for non-affiliated visitors

4 Weeks

20 for faculty and graduate students from affiliated institutions

4 weeks

Overview of Services

Please note that until further notice, the following services are available to official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Library services and access to other non-USC constituencies are temporarily paused.

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other research websites is for the exclusive use of current USC students, faculty (including part-time), staff, post-docs, and official visiting scholars registered with a home department. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.
  2. Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

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