Beginning Monday, March 15th, Special Collections will be open for research to USC faculty, students and staff, by appointment.
Materials requested from AFA will be brought to Special Collections for your use until additional library spaces reopen.
Please visit https://libraries.usc.edu/reservations-specialarchival-research for information on how to access collections and campus.
For updates and additional information on available library services and resources please view COVID-19 USC Libraries Updates on Services & Programs.
The Architecture & Fine Arts Library (AFA) is closed for an indefinite period.
All library digital collections, services, and programs that support remote teaching and learning remain available online. Due dates are extended to May 25, 2021.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the AFA Library, its collections, and services.
850 Bloom Walk, B-4
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0294
Head: Stacy R. Williams
Campus map code: WAH
The Architecture & Fine Arts (AFA) Library is located on the ground floor (basement) of Watt Hall (WAH). Watt Hall's entry doors face the courtyard. Go in and take any stairwell or elevator down to reach the ground floor.
AFA Library hours are listed on the USC Libraries hours site. Holiday hours vary. Special Collections/Cage/Rare materials are accessible Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm.
Please note that during the academic year the building is open Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm. At all other hours the building is accessible through USC card swipe only.
All library services stop 15 minutes before closing, and all patrons are asked to leave before closing time.
The AFA Library is a resource funded primarily for use by USC students, faculty, and staff. Non-USC researchers are welcome to use the AFA library during designated hours. Non-USC users must adhere to the following:
The Architecture & Fine Arts Library (AFA) is located in a modernist setting designed by Becket Associates and Graeme Morland, a faculty member at the School of Architecture, on the ground floor of Watt Hall. It houses more than 75,000 volumes of books and journals dedicated to the studies of art history, fine arts, and architecture, as well as a notable collection of rare titles and artists' books. In addition, the AFA Library has a growing collection of videos and dvds in the arts and design fields. The AFA Library's collection can be searched through the USC Libraries catalog. The library also has several architectural and public-art archival collections. It is part of the USC Libraries system, and adheres to the USC Libraries policies on access and borrowing privileges.
For policies on using the AFA Library and its collections, go to its Policies page.