Disability Services: Equipment and Services

Interlibrary Loan & Scan and Deliver Services

The USC Libraries is committed to providing access to research materials and computing resources for all members of the USC community, including those with disabilities. The library’s main disability services are facilitated by the Integrated Document Delivery (IDD) department for those who have disabilities that present barriers to library access.

At the request of a registered user, IDD will scan article from print journals or other non-electronic resources. Users will be notified by e-mail with a link to download the PDF scan of the item requested. USC faculty members, staff, graduate students, and distance students are automatically eligible for document delivery. If you are an undergraduate student, please note in your request that you have a barrier to library access.

In all cases, if special circumstances exist, borrowers may contact IDD to discuss available options.

Requests can be submitted to IDD by registering and setting up an account in ILLiad, the department’s online request system. Requests must include the library location and call number where the item is located and as much of the following as possible:

  • Book: author, title, publisher and date of publication
  • Journal Article: article author, article title, journal title, volume number, issue number, date and article page numbers

Please note that incomplete or inaccurate citations may delay the processing of an order. If you wish to communicate with us about an order, or have any questions about the program, please contact IDD at idd@usc.edu or (213) 740-4020.

More information about document delivery

Adaptive Technologies in Leavey Library

Leavey Library and the USC Office of Student Accessibility Services work together to provide users with disabilities equal access to computing resources through a variety of adaptive technologies, such as braille and E-text conversion services at a lab in Leavey Library.

For more information on the available technologies and on the training program for their use, and to access the lab at Leavey, please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services at (213) 740-0776 or osasfrontdesk@usc.edu.

You may also access screen reading software and other technologies via this page