Hoose Library of Philosophy
James Harmon Hoose Library of Philosophy

Hoose Library of Philosophy

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 Coffee nearby

(located between Roski Fine Arts and the Architecture Building)


Mudd Hall of Philosophy
3709 Trousdale Parkway
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0182

Located on the second floor of MHP

Circulation desk: (213) 740 7434
Campus map code: MHP


Dr. Melissa Miller
Head, Hoose Library of Philosophy/Humanities Librarian


Rebecca Michelson
Library Supervisor

About this library

The mission of the Hoose Library of Philosophy is to serve the educational and research needs of graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty, regarding all aspects of academic philosophy and its allied disciplines. The library's collection and resources primarily serve the School of Philosophy as well as other university departments interested in the philosophical foundations of the liberal arts and sciences. The collection and resources comprise more than 50,000 volumes. The collection is particularly rich in the intellectual history of Western civilization.

The Hoose Philosophy Library offers in-depth reference service during our normal hours of operation. Print and electronic reference sources are available in the library. For consultation on study topics or advice on what to read in any given area of philosophy, please contact the librarian.

Materials are put on reserve each semester for certain philosophy courses. Reserves must be requested at the circulation desk. The patron must have a valid and updated student identification card.

The library instruction program for the Hoose Philosophy Library includes classroom presentations, course-integrated instruction, research seminars and workshops focused on both the undergaduate and graduate levels in philosophy and intellectual history. The librarian also offers orientation at the beginning of each semester for new graduate students in philosophy.