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Doheny Memorial Library
Library Schedule this Week
- Stacks Level 5 (1st Floor)
- East Asian Library Reference Area (1st Floor)
- Music Library (Ground Floor)
- Cinematic Arts Library (Ground Floor)
Computers are available for use in the Los Angeles Times Reference Room (1st Floor) and in the main pavillion. Ask Reference Desk for more details. Access to these machines are restricted to those with USC login credentials.
Literatea is located at the East entrance to Doheny Memorial Library.
Doheny Memorial Library
3550 Trousdale Parkway
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0185
Circulation Desk: (213) 740-2924
Reference Desk: (213) 740-4039
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 Intellectual Commons or to visit exhibits in the Treasure Room and Rotunda/Art's Corridor. Doheny is also home to the Music Library and the Cinematic Arts Library.
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.
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-person assistance. In summer the desk is open for service Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; during the fall and spring semesters Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. During academic recess, the hours are generally 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Librarian assistance is also available by telephone at 213-740-4039, email, by appointment, and by live chat.
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. Recent editions of scholarly and popular journals and newspapers are located in the Current Periodicals Room. To the left of the front desk is the East Asian Library which contains reference and current periodicals in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. University Archives and Special Collections are located on the 2nd floor.
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.