Leavey Library

Leavey Library Exterior
Leavey Library Circulation Desk

Library Hours

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

Spring 2022

Current hours, services, and programs are listed at Spring 2022 at the USC Libraries.

Leavey Library is generally open 24 hours when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters, with some exceptions.  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.

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.

Get email and chat help with research and other library services

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
     

 

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.

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 floor 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 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.