Leavey Library Services

Circulation Desk Services (first floor to the left of the main entrance lobby)

Leavey Library carries a wide range of materials (books, DVDs, videos, cameras, audio recorders, headphones and reserve items) for use in the library or for limited loan. A library card is necessary to check out these materials. Inquire at the circulation desk for loan periods, library cards or payment of fines. The circulation desk is staffed 24 hours a day except when the building is closed: Hours of Operation

Lost and found: Items left at Leavey Library can be claimed at the circulation desk. All items-including IDs-€”left in the building are deposited at the circulation desk throughout the day. Once each week, items left longer than 7 days are sent to the Department of Public Safety (Parking Structure A) and USCards are sent to the USCard office in Parking Structure X.

Undergraduate and Graduate Course Reserves (1st floor)

Leavey Library facilitates both physical and electronic access to reserve materials required for undergraduate and graduate level course assignments. Leavey's circulation department houses copies of course materials, which includes books, course readings, homework solutions, audio and visual materials.

Students borrow and return reserve items to Leavey's circulation desk. To retrieve items for a particular course, students should first identify the items' call numbers by logging into their Course Reserves.

Faculty can place reserve requests online.

For more information about Course Reserves, please see the research guide for that service.

Printing and Copying (1st and 3rd floors)

Leavey Library provides printing options from all library research terminals and Information Commons computers: Wireless internet access, USC Network access from work stations such as those in the Leavey Library Information Commons; and from all library information kiosk terminals. To facilitate research, each library is also equipped with the latest Xerox photocopiers capable of scanning and emailing documents, copying, and from selected sites, wireless printing capabilities. For more information on how to print from Leavey or any USC Library, please see Printing & Copying Overview.

Assistive Technologies Room (1st floor)

Leavey Library provides users with disabilities equal access to computing resources through a variety of adaptive technologies, such as braille and E-text conversion services.

For more information on the available technologies and on the training program for their use, please contact the Center for Academic Support and Disability Services and Programs Office at (213) 740 0776 or ability@usc.edu.

Sony MDR-7506 headphones are available for use in the Assistive Technologies Room only.  Please see Circulation Desk for checkout.

For more information on services available to library patrons with disabilities, please visit our USC Libraries Disability Access research guide. 

Transportation Options

If you are studying late at night in Leavey Library, you should be aware of USC's transportation options. The Campus Cruiser service and the University Tram service are free. You may also call the Yellow Cab LA and pay with cash, credit card, or discretionary account. For contact and schedule information these services, please click here.