Doheny Memorial Library

Doheny Memorial Library Exterior
Doheny Memorial Library LA Times Reference Room

Library Hours

  • Doheny Memorial Library
  • Tue Sep 21
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Sep 22
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Sep 23
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Sep 24
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Sep 25
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Sep 26
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Sep 27
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Sep 28
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Sep 29
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Sep 30
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Oct 01
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Oct 02
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Oct 03
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Oct 04
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Oct 05
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Oct 06
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Oct 07
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Oct 08
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Oct 09
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Oct 10
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Oct 11
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Oct 12
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Oct 13
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Oct 14
    9am to 5pm
  • Fri Oct 15
    9am to 5pm
  • Sat Oct 16
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Oct 17
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Oct 18
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Oct 19
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Oct 20
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Oct 21
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Oct 22
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Oct 23
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Oct 24
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Oct 25
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Oct 26
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Oct 27
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Oct 28
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Oct 29
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Oct 30
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Oct 31
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Nov 01
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Nov 02
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Nov 03
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Nov 04
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Nov 05
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Nov 06
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Nov 07
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Nov 08
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Nov 09
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Nov 10
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Nov 11
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Nov 12
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Nov 13
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Nov 14
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Nov 15
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Nov 16
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Nov 17
    9am to 10pm
  • Thu Nov 18
    9am to 10pm
  • Fri Nov 19
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Nov 20
    9am to 5pm
  • Sun Nov 21
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Nov 22
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Nov 23
    9am to 10pm
  • Wed Nov 24
    9am to 5pm
  • Thu Nov 25
    Closed
  • Fri Nov 26
    Closed
  • Sat Nov 27
    Closed
  • Sun Nov 28
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Nov 29
    9am to 10pm
  • Tue Nov 30
    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

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.