Doheny Memorial Library

Doheny Memorial Library Exterior
Doheny Memorial Library LA Times Reference Room

Library Hours

  • Doheny Memorial Library
  • Mon May 16
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue May 17
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed May 18
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu May 19
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri May 20
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat May 21
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun May 22
    Closed
  • Mon May 23
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue May 24
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed May 25
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu May 26
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri May 27
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat May 28
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun May 29
    Closed
  • Mon May 30
    Closed
  • Tue May 31
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jun 01
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jun 02
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jun 03
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 04
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 05
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 06
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Jun 07
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jun 08
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jun 09
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jun 10
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 11
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 12
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 13
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Jun 14
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jun 15
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jun 16
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jun 17
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 18
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 19
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 20
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Jun 21
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jun 22
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jun 23
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jun 24
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jun 25
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jun 26
    Closed
  • Mon Jun 27
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Jun 28
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jun 29
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jun 30
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jul 01
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jul 02
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jul 03
    Closed
  • Mon Jul 04
    Closed
  • Tue Jul 05
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jul 06
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jul 07
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jul 08
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jul 09
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jul 10
    Closed
  • Mon Jul 11
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Jul 12
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jul 13
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jul 14
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jul 15
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jul 16
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jul 17
    Closed
  • Mon Jul 18
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Jul 19
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Jul 20
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Jul 21
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Jul 22
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Jul 23
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Jul 24
    Closed
  • Mon Jul 25
    9am to 6pm

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

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 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 and conference 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. Doheny 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 at all open hours. Patrons may also request for staff to retrieve DVDs from the East Asian Library collection at the front desk.

Reference/Research Services

While staff members and student library assistants are available to answer basic reference questions during open hours at the front desk, reference librarians are also available for in-depth research assistance Mondays-Friday from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Librarian assistance is also 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 with bound journals and East Asian books 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.

Directions

Doheny Library is located in the center of campus, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium, on Trousdale Avenue. The closest parking available is at Gate #2 which has an entrance on Exposition Boulevard at Pardee Way.

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