Architecture & Fine Arts Library

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Library Hours

  • Architecture & Fine Arts Library
  • Mon May 16
    Closed
  • Tue May 17
    Closed
  • Wed May 18
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  • Thu May 19
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  • Fri May 20
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  • Sat May 21
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  • Sun May 22
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  • Tue May 24
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  • Wed May 25
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  • Thu May 26
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  • Fri May 27
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  • Sat May 28
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  • Sun May 29
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  • Mon May 30
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  • Tue May 31
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  • Wed Jun 01
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  • Thu Jun 02
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  • Fri Jun 03
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  • Sat Jun 04
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  • Sun Jun 05
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  • Mon Jun 06
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  • Tue Jun 07
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  • Wed Jun 08
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  • Fri Jun 10
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  • Sat Jun 11
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  • Mon Jun 13
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  • Tue Jun 14
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  • Wed Jun 15
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  • Thu Jun 16
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  • Mon Jun 20
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  • Tue Jun 21
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  • Wed Jun 22
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  • Mon Jun 27
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  • Tue Jun 28
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  • Wed Jun 29
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  • Thu Jun 30
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  • Fri Jul 01
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  • Sat Jul 02
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  • Sun Jul 03
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  • Mon Jul 04
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  • Tue Jul 05
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  • Thu Jul 07
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  • Fri Jul 08
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  • Sat Jul 09
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  • Sun Jul 10
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  • Mon Jul 11
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  • Tue Jul 12
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  • Wed Jul 13
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  • Thu Jul 14
    Closed
  • Fri Jul 15
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  • Sat Jul 16
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  • Sun Jul 17
    Closed
  • Mon Jul 18
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  • Tue Jul 19
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  • Wed Jul 20
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  • Thu Jul 21
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  • Fri Jul 22
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  • Sat Jul 23
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  • Sun Jul 24
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  • Mon Jul 25
    Closed

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.

Please email afa@usc.edu with any questions.
 

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

Acting Head: Antonio Gonzalez

Campus map code: WAH

  • AFA Circulation Desk Phone: (213) 740-1956
  • General Email: afa@usc.edu
  • AFA Research Help (architecture, art history, & fine arts): gonzalea@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: afa@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-5pm 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: gonzalea@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.