Grand Avenue Library

Grand Avenue Library Building Exterior
Grand Avenue Library Book Stacks

Library Hours

  • Grand Avenue Library
  • Thu Dec 12
    By Appointment
  • Fri Dec 13
    By Appointment
  • Sat Dec 14
    Closed
  • Sun Dec 15
    Closed
  • Mon Dec 16
    By Appointment
  • Tue Dec 17
    By Appointment
  • Wed Dec 18
    By Appointment
  • Thu Dec 19
    By Appointment
  • Fri Dec 20
    By Appointment
  • Sat Dec 21
    Closed
  • Sun Dec 22
    Closed
  • Mon Dec 23
    Closed
  • Tue Dec 24
    Closed
  • Wed Dec 25
    Closed
  • Thu Dec 26
    Closed
  • Fri Dec 27
    Closed
  • Sat Dec 28
    Closed
  • Sun Dec 29
    Closed
  • Mon Dec 30
    Closed
  • Tue Dec 31
    Closed
  • Wed Jan 01
    Closed
  • Thu Jan 02
    By Appointment
  • Fri Jan 03
    By Appointment
  • Sat Jan 04
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 05
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 06
    By Appointment
  • Tue Jan 07
    By Appointment
  • Wed Jan 08
    By Appointment
  • Thu Jan 09
    By Appointment
  • Fri Jan 10
    By Appointment
  • Sat Jan 11
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 12
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 13
    By Appointment
  • Tue Jan 14
    By Appointment
  • Wed Jan 15
    By Appointment
  • Thu Jan 16
    By Appointment
  • Fri Jan 17
    By Appointment
  • Sat Jan 18
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 19
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 20
    Closed
  • Tue Jan 21
    By Appointment
  • Wed Jan 22
    By Appointment
  • Thu Jan 23
    By Appointment
  • Fri Jan 24
    By Appointment
  • Sat Jan 25
    Closed
  • Sun Jan 26
    Closed
  • Mon Jan 27
    By Appointment
  • Tue Jan 28
    By Appointment
  • Wed Jan 29
    By Appointment
  • Thu Jan 30
    By Appointment
  • Fri Jan 31
    By Appointment
  • Sat Feb 01
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 02
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 03
    By Appointment
  • Tue Feb 04
    By Appointment
  • Wed Feb 05
    By Appointment
  • Thu Feb 06
    By Appointment
  • Fri Feb 07
    By Appointment
  • Sat Feb 08
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 09
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 10
    By Appointment
  • Tue Feb 11
    By Appointment
  • Wed Feb 12
    By Appointment
  • Thu Feb 13
    By Appointment
  • Fri Feb 14
    By Appointment
  • Sat Feb 15
    Closed
  • Sun Feb 16
    Closed
  • Mon Feb 17
    Closed
  • Tue Feb 18
    By Appointment
  • Wed Feb 19
    By Appointment
  • Thu Feb 20
    By Appointment

Location
3434 South Grand Avenue - 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Phone: (213) 821 2045

E-mail: grandlib@usc.edu
Campus map code: CAL

 

About this library

Grand Avenue Library houses a collection of lesser used but important materials in a variety of formats, as well as older editions that have been retained for research purposes. Currently holding more than 1.5 million volumes in its 81,000 square feet, the library reflects USC Libraries' commitment to retaining and preserving the continuously growing print collection. Grand Avenue Library offers electronic paging of its holdings through the online Libraries Catalog. Paged materials are delivered to Leavey Library's Circulation Desk, typically within one business day, and held for the requestor for 10 days. Patrons also have the option to pick up materials at the Architecture and Fine Arts Library.

Access

All patrons with a valid USC library card may use the electronic paging service through the Libraries Catalog or, if necessary, may make an appointment to visit the facility by emailing grandlib@usc.edu. Appointments are available between 9:00 AM to 5:00  PM Monday through Friday. The Grand Ave. Library is located on the second floor of the Carol Little Building (CAL), three blocks east of campus, at Jefferson Blvd. and Grand Ave. All visitors must have a picture I.D. to enter the building.

Collections

  • Monographs
    The Grand Avenue Library's monograph collection covers every academic discipline. Early 20th century literature and science are particularly well represented.
  • Journals
    The library's journals collection includes a large number of scholarly journals. The journals are for library use only, but may be paged to Leavey Library or the Architecture and Fine Arts Library.
  • Audio/Visual
    The Grand Avenue Library contains thousands of historic vinyl records, laser disc, cassette tapes, CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs.
  • Microfilm
    The microfilm/microfiche and microcards collection includes a wide variety of journals, newspapers and the Early American Imprints series.
  • Government Documents
    The Grand Avenue Library's holdings include most of the USC's Government Documents collection (VKC Library holds Government Documents collection as well). These can be paged and viewed in the same manner as the library's other materials. For more information on accessing the Government Documents collection contact Tanya Zarotsky at (213) 821-0987 or zarotsky@usc.edu. Note: Non-USC patrons may access the Government Documents collection. For appointments and access instructions please call (213) 821-2045.