Leavey Library

Levaey Library Exterior
Leavey Library Circulation Desk

Library Hours

  • Leavey Library
  • Wed Nov 25
    Closed
  • Thu Nov 26
    Closed
  • Fri Nov 27
    Closed
  • Sat Nov 28
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  • Sun Nov 29
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  • Mon Nov 30
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  • Tue Dec 01
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  • Wed Dec 02
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  • Thu Dec 03
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  • Fri Dec 04
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  • Sat Dec 05
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  • Sun Dec 06
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  • Mon Dec 07
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  • Tue Dec 08
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  • Wed Dec 09
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  • Thu Dec 10
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  • Fri Dec 11
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  • Sat Dec 12
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  • Sun Dec 13
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  • Mon Dec 14
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  • Tue Dec 15
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  • Wed Dec 16
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  • Thu Dec 17
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  • Fri Dec 18
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  • Sat Dec 19
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  • Sun Dec 20
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  • Mon Dec 21
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  • Tue Dec 22
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  • Wed Dec 23
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  • Thu Dec 24
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  • Fri Dec 25
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  • Sat Dec 26
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  • Sun Dec 27
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  • Mon Dec 28
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  • Tue Dec 29
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  • Wed Dec 30
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  • Thu Dec 31
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  • Fri Jan 01
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  • Sat Jan 02
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  • Sun Jan 03
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  • Mon Jan 04
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  • Tue Jan 05
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  • Wed Jan 06
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  • Thu Jan 07
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  • Fri Jan 08
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  • Sat Jan 09
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  • Sun Jan 10
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  • Mon Jan 11
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  • Tue Jan 12
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  • Wed Jan 13
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  • Thu Jan 14
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  • Fri Jan 15
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Due to COVID-19, all library buildings, including Leavey Library, are closed until further notice. 

Visit Fall 2020 at the USC Libraries for current information about our library services and programs. 

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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Take a virtual orientation to the USC Libraries to learn how to:

  1. Access and utilize USC research libraries
  2. Search and find the right collections and materials for you
  3. Ask a Librarian for research help

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Join us for a virtual Study Cafe starting next week Nov. 4 and going through the first week of Finals!

Come for the #pomodoro study sessions, stay for a chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card every hour!

Grab a break in between study sessions and watch a short video to de-stress or stretch.

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Location

University of Southern California
University Park
651 West 35th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2571

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

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

About this 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.

Hours and Services:

During Fall and Spring semesters Leavey is open continuously until midnight Saturday and reopens at 9am on Sunday.  During finals the library is open continuously. Hours during holidays and summer vary.

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
  • Consultants from the Writing Center are available to help with course papers in the Ahmanson Information Commons (Leavey Lower Level) during the fall and spring semesters.
  • 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 located on the northeast corner of campus (near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street).

Closest campus entrance to Leavey Library is Gate Entrance #3 (213) 740-3848, located at the intersection of West 35th Street and Figueroa Street, which is open 24 hours a day. Public parking is available for $10.00 Monday through Friday. Parking availability may change due to special events.

USC University Park Campus map (building "LVL" at coordinates F4) and directions to the campus. For general questions regarding parking, see the Parking Services Web site.

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. For more information, please see our Access and Borrowing Policies page.