Leavey Library

Leavey Library Exterior
Leavey Library Circulation Desk

Library Hours

  • Leavey Library
  • Fri Jul 30
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Jul 31
    Closed
  • Sun Aug 01
    Closed
  • Mon Aug 02
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Aug 03
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Aug 04
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Aug 05
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Aug 06
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Aug 07
    Closed
  • Sun Aug 08
    Closed
  • Mon Aug 09
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Aug 10
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Aug 11
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Aug 12
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Aug 13
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Aug 14
    Closed
  • Sun Aug 15
    Closed
  • Mon Aug 16
    9am to 6pm
  • Tue Aug 17
    9am to 6pm
  • Wed Aug 18
    9am to 6pm
  • Thu Aug 19
    9am to 6pm
  • Fri Aug 20
    9am to 6pm
  • Sat Aug 21
    Closed
  • Sun Aug 22
    Closed
  • Mon Aug 23
    24 Hours
  • Tue Aug 24
    24 Hours
  • Wed Aug 25
    24 Hours
  • Thu Aug 26
    24 Hours
  • Fri Aug 27
    Closes at Midnight
  • Sat Aug 28
    9am to 9pm
  • Sun Aug 29
    9am to 24 hours
  • Mon Aug 30
    24 Hours
  • Tue Aug 31
    24 Hours
  • Wed Sep 01
    24 Hours
  • Thu Sep 02
    24 Hours
  • Fri Sep 03
    Closes at Midnight
  • Sat Sep 04
    9am to 9pm
  • Sun Sep 05
    noon to 8pm
  • Mon Sep 06
    noon to 8pm
  • Tue Sep 07
    8am to 24 hours
  • Wed Sep 08
    24 Hours
  • Thu Sep 09
    24 Hours
  • Fri Sep 10
    Closes at Midnight
  • Sat Sep 11
    9am to 9pm
  • Sun Sep 12
    9am to 24 hours
  • Mon Sep 13
    24 Hours
  • Tue Sep 14
    24 Hours
  • Wed Sep 15
    24 Hours
  • Thu Sep 16
    24 Hours
  • Fri Sep 17
    Closes at Midnight
  • Sat Sep 18
    9am to 9pm
  • Sun Sep 19
    9am to 24 hours
  • Mon Sep 20
    24 Hours
  • Tue Sep 21
    24 Hours
  • Wed Sep 22
    24 Hours
  • Thu Sep 23
    24 Hours
  • Fri Sep 24
    Closes at Midnight
  • Sat Sep 25
    9am to 9pm
  • Sun Sep 26
    9am to 24 hours
  • Mon Sep 27
    24 Hours
  • Tue Sep 28
    24 Hours
  • Wed Sep 29
    24 Hours
  • Thu Sep 30
    24 Hours
  • Fri Oct 01
    Closes at Midnight
  • Sat Oct 02
    9am to 9pm
  • Sun Oct 03
    9am to 24 hours
  • Mon Oct 04
    24 Hours
  • Tue Oct 05
    24 Hours
  • Wed Oct 06
    24 Hours
  • Thu Oct 07
    24 Hours
  • Fri Oct 08
    Closes at Midnight

We’re excited to welcome Trojans back to your campus libraries.

Reservations are now available for limited-capacity study sessions in Leavey Library and research with archives and other special collections in Doheny Library. You can make reservations now for time slots.  

Please visit Summer 2021 at the USC Libraries for 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
Reference Consultations (213) 740-4350
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.

Hours and Services

During normal 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 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.