Architecture & Fine Arts Library

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AFA Interior Reading Space

Library Hours

  • Architecture & Fine Arts Library
  • Tue May 18
    Closed
  • Wed May 19
    Closed
  • Thu May 20
    Closed
  • Fri May 21
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  • Sat May 22
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  • Sun May 23
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  • Mon May 24
    Closed
  • Tue May 25
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  • Wed May 26
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  • Thu May 27
    Closed
  • Fri May 28
    Closed
  • Sat May 29
    Closed
  • Sun May 30
    Closed
  • Mon May 31
    Closed
  • Tue Jun 01
    Closed
  • Wed Jun 02
    Closed
  • Thu Jun 03
    Closed
  • Fri Jun 04
    Closed
  • Sat Jun 05
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  • Sun Jun 06
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 07
    Closed
  • Tue Jun 08
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  • Wed Jun 09
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  • Thu Jun 10
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  • Fri Jun 11
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  • Sat Jun 12
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  • Sun Jun 13
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 14
    Closed
  • Tue Jun 15
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  • Wed Jun 16
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  • Thu Jun 17
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  • Fri Jun 18
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  • Sat Jun 19
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  • Sun Jun 20
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  • Mon Jun 21
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  • Tue Jun 22
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  • Wed Jun 23
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  • Thu Jun 24
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  • Fri Jun 25
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  • Sat Jun 26
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  • Sun Jun 27
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  • Mon Jun 28
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  • Tue Jun 29
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  • Wed Jun 30
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  • Thu Jul 01
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  • Fri Jul 02
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  • Sat Jul 03
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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 afa@usc.edu if you have questions about the AFA Library, its collections, and services.  

 

Location
Watt Hall
850 Bloom Walk, B-4
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0294

Head: Stacy R. Williams 

Campus map code: WAH

  • AFA Circulation Desk Phone: (213) 740-1956
  • General Email: afa@usc.edu
  • AFA Research Help (architecture, art history, & fine arts): stacyw@usc.edu
    • Primarily for use by USC students, faculty, and staff.
    • Non-USC researchers are welcome to use the AFA library; please email us your research question prior to your arrival: stacyw@usc.edu

About this library

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.

Information for researchers not affiliated with USC

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 library is open to non-USC users during the academic year Mondays-Fridays, 9am-7pm, and in the summers during posted hours;
  • There is no access to computers or flatbed scanners in the AFA library for those not affiliated with USC; no exceptions;
  • The Doheny Memorial Library is the place to inquire about getting a library card, as described under the "Non-USC" user tab on the lending policies page;
  • To use the photocopier, please purchase a copy card at Doheny Memorial Library;
  • Materials from the Circulation Desk and VHS/DVDs are not accessible without a USC library card; no exceptions;
  • Materials from the Cage and archival materials are available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm in the Rare Books Reading Room only;
  • Please email us prior to your arrival so that we can confirm that the research materials that you need are available for your use: stacyw@usc.edu  

Overview and Collection Use Policies

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.