Leavey Library

Leavey Library Exterior
Leavey Library Circulation Desk

Library Hours

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

Summer 2022 hours are listed on the USC Libraries Hours page.

Please check the hours listed on the USC Libraries Hours page before coming to the library, so you are aware of shorter hours or closures during holidays, breaks, and weekends.

The USC Libraries main page is regularly updated with current information on library collections, programs, and services.

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All electronic library resources for research and teaching remain available and are accessible from off campus. For subscription databases and journals, please go to USC Libraries and log in using your USC account username and password.

USC library account holders can request physical items from our circulating collections using the Interlibrary Loan platform.  For more information, see Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

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Location

651 West 35th St.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571

email: lvy@usc.edu
Campus map code: LVL

Circulation (213) 740-4350
Administration (213) 740-0049
ITS Customer Support (213) 740-5555

About the Library

The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students and faculty at the University of Southern California. Leavey’s print and electronic collections, services, and technology are designed to facilitate coursework, studying, and research. Experts are available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with research and computing. Leavey’s technology-enhanced spaces support teaching and individual or group study—as well as film screenings, multimedia production and viewing, presentations, and videoconferencing.

For a self-guided tour of Leavey Library, click here

Hours and Services

Please check the hours listed on the USC Libraries Hours page before coming to the library, so you are aware of shorter hours or closures. During normal Fall and Spring semesters Leavey is generally open 24 hours Monday through Thursday with shorter hours Friday-Sunday. During finals the library is open continuously 24 hours. Hours during holidays and summer vary and are generally shorter.

All library services stop 15 minutes before closing, and all patrons are asked to leave before closing time.
 

Collections

Leavey offers a core research and reference collection, a film library of more than 7000 DVDs, and a selection of the most requested academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. You can browse Leavey’s featured collections of plays, classic works of literature and philosophy, recent best-sellers, and new books. The USC Libraries also provide a wealth of online resources, including full-text journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and photographic databases.
 

Research and Computing Help

  • Reference librarians provide individual research assistance by consultation appointment and online at Ask-A-Librarian.
  • Computing and printing help is available 24 hours a day on the 1st and 2nd floors during the fall and spring semesters
  • The Ahmanson Information Commons (Leavey Lower Level) houses the USC ITS (Information Technology Services) Learning Environment. Printing, laptop checkout, individual and collaborative study spaces, and software/computer support are available. 
  • Librarians teach a variety of classes about research basics and critical strategies for finding, evaluating, and using print and online information effectively.
     

Services

Circulation Desk: Your USCard is also your library card. Present it at the circulation desk on the first floor to borrow or renew materials, and to obtain information about your account. You can also pay fines and report lost items or library cards.

Course Reserves: Undergraduate and graduate course reserves are available at the Leavey circulation desk. The USC Libraries’ online catalog shows a complete list of reserves materials arranged by professors’ names and course numbers. Electronic course reserves are available at reserves.usc.edu.
 

Directions

Leavey Library is situated in the northeast corner of campus. For general questions regarding parking, see the Parking Services Web site. The closest 24-hour entrance to campus near Leavey Library is at USC McCarthy Way, accessible off of Figueroa Street. Parking availability may change due to special events.

Please note: All visitors are required to show a photo ID to enter the library at all times. Only USC students, faculty, and staff may be present in libraries open after 9:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m.