How to Request Archival Materials

Use these directions to request archival materials using the Specialized Research Collections Request System, after you have created a request account.

Note: If the items you want to use do not have an online finding aid, please contact a Specialized Research Collections staff member first.

1. Open a web browser and go to the USC Libraries Specialized Research Collections Request System home page. You will be presented with two options: one for USC users and one for Other users. Choose the appropriate button and log in.

2. From your account page select "Finding Aids" from the New Request section.

3. Once you have determined which materials you would like to use, click the “Request materials” button in the upper left corner of the finding aid.