The Friends of the USC Libraries
We are grateful for the support of the Friends of the USC Libraries. Friends receive the following courtesies with their annual gift.
Dean's Council - $2,500
The Dean's Council receives the courtesies below, as well as an invitation to a private dinner with the dean, invitations to private receptions in advance of exhibition openings, and preferred seating and recognition at select Friends events.
Scholar - $1,000
In addition to Bibliophile courtesies, Scholars receive online access to the ProQuest Research Library, a collection of reference works, academic journals, and popular magazines and newspapers.
Bibliophile - $500
In addition to Friend courtesies, Bibliophiles receive a special Friends tote bag and invitation to private tours of USC Libraries Special Collections, led by curators and archivists.
Friend - $100
Friends receive a USC Libraries card with limited borrowing privileges, as well as invitations to Friends lectures, luncheons, and exhibitions.
USC Libraries Access
- Access to all USC Libraries locations
- Borrowing of standard circulating material, up to 20 items at a time
- On-site access to USC subscriptions of online journals, books, and databases
- Use of information kiosk computers in the libraries; please request access at any reference or circulation desk
- Use of library microform readers, scanners, and photocopiers
- Paging of materials from Grand Library
- Recalling materials checked out by other users
- In-person reference assistance
- Reading room access for rare books and archival materials
Please note that library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary photo identification when providing services or access to campus buildings.
ProQuest Research Library Access
Friends supporters at the Bibliophile, Scholar, and Dean's Council levels are eligible for 24/7 access to the online ProQuest Research Library database. This powerful resource includes nearly 4,000 titles, ranging from popular magazines to scholarly journals and specialized trade publications.
Log in to ProQuest from your home or any location worldwide. For login assistance, please contact Caitlyn Wu at (213) 821-1642.
Discounts at Partnering Bookstores
These bookstores support the USC Libraries by offering discounts to Friends supporters.
USC Bookstore, 10% discount, restrictions apply*
840 Childs Way, Los Angeles
Supplies, general interest books, and gift items
Brand Book Shop, 10% off
231 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale
Deyermond Art + Books, 20% off
2801 Main Street, Santa Monica
Literature, art monographs, photography, architecture and design
Eso Won, 10% off
4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles
African American literature
Hennessey + Ingalls, 10% off
214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Space 15 Twenty, and 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood
Art and architecture bookstore
Once Upon A Time, 10% off
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose
Pages: A Bookstore, 10% off
904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach
Independent full-service bookstore
Skylight Books, 10% off
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles
Independent bookseller; readings and books clubs
Storyopolis, 10% off
12348 Ventura Blvd, Studio City
Storybooks in an imaginative learning place
*Valid at main campus bookstore. No other discounts will apply. Exclusions include: newspapers, magazines, textbooks, course materials, medical books, medical equipment, medical supplies, calculators, electronics, computers, computer products, software, hardware, film, music CD's, DVD's & Blu-Ray, board games, announcements, special orders, cameras, cap and gown rentals, USC catalogs, and sale merchandise.