Leavey Library

Leavey Library Exterior
Leavey Library Circulation Desk

Library Hours

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

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

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.


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.

Self-guided tour of Leavey Library

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 holidays, breaks, and weekends. 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 bestsellers, 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 via chat and/or email 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.

 


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