Doheny Memorial Library

Doheny Memorial Library Exterior
Doheny Memorial Library LA Times Reference Room

Library Hours

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

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.