Due to retrofit work on Watt Hall throughout the summer, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library will be closed to general access beginning May 14. Circulating materials will be available for paging and pickup at Leavey Library. Beginning May 14, choose the “Request” option for items you’d like to page through the library catalog. Materials will be paged Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You will be notified when your items are available and held at the circulation desk in Leavey Library.
We expect construction to conclude by August 14 and will share updates here should the schedule change. We look forward to welcoming you back to the AFA Library in August.
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850 Bloom Walk, B-4
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0294
Acting Head: Antonio Gonzalez
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.