Computer Accounts & Services

Print, Copy, Scan, & Fax

For help printing, copying, and scanning at the library see the USC Libraries printing services page. Norris Medical Library also provides fax service for USC faculty, staff, and students at the Loan Desk. Service charges can be paid with cash, credit card, USC requisition, or with a check made payable to the University of Southern California.

To send a fax, provide recipient’s number and use the library’s cover page. 8.5 x 11” single-sided sheets only. Cost is $.50 per page in the United States. International faxing has an additional $5.00 service fee.

To receive a fax, instruct sender to use 323-221-1235 and include your name and telephone number. Cost is $.25 per page.

Power chargers and video adapters

Norris Medical Library’s loan desk has a selection of power chargers and adapters available for checkout by USC faculty, staff, and students. Items circulate for three hours and can be renewed at the Loan Desk.  A $1.00 per hour fee is charged for late returns.  The fee for unreturned items is the replacement cost + $10 service charge.

Laptop security cable locks

Lock anchors are installed on study tables and carrels throughout the Library. Laptop users are encouraged to secure their personal computers with cable locks.  Cable locks for securing laptops are available from the Loan Desk.  Locks may be borrowed for one day.  A $5.00 per day fee is charged for late returns. The charge for unreturned locks is  the replacement cost + $10 service fee. To learn how to use a laptop security cable, check out this video tutorial.

USC Computer Accounts

USC faculty, staff and students are issued computer accounts when they join the university. Additional computing accounts described below provide other groups with USC electronic services including email, USCards, Blackboard and access to library electronic resources.  To request an account, contact your department:

LAC+USC Residents: Mary Samaniego 323-442-9311
Keck Medical Center: Mario Soleta 323-865-8116
Keck School of Medicine: Thomas Monahan 323-442-1519
Physical Therapy: Lydia Vazquez 323-442-1883
Occupational Therapy: Janis Wise 323-442-2851
Pharmacy: Elaine Miyamoto 323-442-0994
Keck School of Medicine Visiting Students: Marlene Truong 323-442-2156
Others: John Kennedy 213-821-2103

Affiliate Accounts

USC electronic services are available to:

  • Interns, residents, fellows
  • Voluntary faculty
  • Employees of USC-affiliated hospitals
  • Visiting students and scholars
  • Temporary agency employees

Applications for affiliate accounts require sponsorship by your department chair or home department coordinator.  Not all affiliates are eligible for all USC electronic services.

USC Departmental/Organizational Accounts

Organizational accounts allow departments and faculty/staff organizations affiliated with the university to provide information and services via email. For new accounts, submit a request to

Student Organization Accounts

Student organizations that are recognized by the university are eligible for an account for organizational email and web pages.

The USC Student Organizations website provides information on applying to be a recognized organization and obtaining an email account for your organization.

USC Web Accounts

For options for publishing information on the web, see the USC ITS website.