Doheny Memorial Library

Doheny Memorial Library Exterior
Doheny Memorial Library LA Times Reference Room

Library Hours

  • Doheny Memorial Library
  • Sat Apr 20
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Apr 21
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Apr 22
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Apr 23
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Apr 24
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Apr 25
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Apr 26
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Apr 27
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Apr 28
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Apr 29
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Apr 30
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed May 01
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu May 02
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri May 03
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat May 04
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun May 05
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon May 06
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue May 07
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed May 08
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu May 09
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri May 10
    1pm to 5pm
  • Sat May 11
    Closed
  • Sun May 12
    Closed
  • Mon May 13
    9am to 5pm
  • Tue May 14
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed May 15
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu May 16
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri May 17
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat May 18
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun May 19
    Closed
  • Mon May 20
    9am to 5pm
  • Tue May 21
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed May 22
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu May 23
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri May 24
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat May 25
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun May 26
    Closed
  • Mon May 27
    Closed
  • Tue May 28
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed May 29
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu May 30
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri May 31
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 01
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 02
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 03
    9am to 5pm
  • Tue Jun 04
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed Jun 05
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu Jun 06
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri Jun 07
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 08
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 09
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 10
    9am to 5pm
  • Tue Jun 11
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed Jun 12
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu Jun 13
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri Jun 14
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 15
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 16
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 17
    9am to 5pm
  • Tue Jun 18
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed Jun 19
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu Jun 20
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri Jun 21
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 22
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 23
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 24
    9am to 5pm
  • Tue Jun 25
    9am to 5pm
  • Wed Jun 26
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu Jun 27
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri Jun 28
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 29
    9am to 5pm

Location
Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0185

Circulation Desk: (213) 740-2924. 
Reference Desk: (213) 740-4039. Please note that this number is unstaffed and goes to a voice-mail.

Fax: (213) 740-3488
Email: dmlnotes@usc.edu
Campus map code: DML

About this library

The historic Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library has served as an intellectual center and cultural treasure for generations of students, faculty and staff since it opened in 1932. Created as a memorial to Edward L. Doheny Jr., a USC trustee and alumnus, this landmark building was USC's first freestanding library. Since its doors first opened, it remains one of the university's most important and popular academic facilities.

In addition to housing a vast book and journal collection, Doheny also has spaces for studying, collaborative work, and special events. Students often study in the Los Angeles Times Mirror Reference Room or on the ground floor's Arts Corridor, located conveniently close to Doheny's tea house, LiteraTea. To work collaboratively, students may make an in-person reservation for a collaborative workroom located in the East Asian Library. For special events and meetings requiring multimedia capabilities, room reservations can be made online for the East Asian Library's Seminar room.

Patrons are also welcome to attend special events and presentations in the Friends Lecture Hall or to visit exhibits in the Treasure Room and Rotunda/Art's Corridor. The Doheny Memorial Library building is also home to the Cinematic Arts Library, East Asian Library, Music Library and Special Collections.

For a self-guided tour of Doheny Memorial Library, click here.

Circulation Desk

Doheny's Circulation Desk is the main service point at the library. Staff members and student library assistants are also readily available to answer basic reference and circulation questions during its open hours. Patrons may also request for staff to retrieve DVDs from the East Asian Library collection at the front desk.

Reference/Research Services

Staff members and student library assistants are available to answer basic reference questions during open hours at the front desk. Librarian and subject specialist assistance is available via email, synchronous live chat, and by appointment through ask-a-librarian, and by telephone at 213-740-4039. 

Collections

Doheny Library's main collections are housed on Stacks Levels 9, 5, 4, 2. The East Asian books are on Stacks Level 1. These levels can be accessed through the doorway marked "Bookstacks" behind the front desk. The main Reference and Classics collections are housed in the Los Angeles Times Mirror Reference Room to the right of the front desk. Faculty scholarly publications and video highlights are located in Faculty Hall. To the left of the front desk is the East Asian Library which contains reference and current periodicals in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor. The Cinematic Arts Library and the Music Library are located on the ground floor.

Directions

Doheny Library is located in the center of campus, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium, on Trousdale Avenue. 

For more information regarding parking on campus, visit the Parking Services Website.