Science & Engineering Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where are the books?

If a record for a book in the Primo library catalog says "Bookstacks," and it is not checked out to someone else, it will be on either the 2nd floor (call #s T - Z) or 3rd floor (call #s A - S) of the S&E Library. If the record says "Reference," it will be on the 3rd floor, and may only be used in the Library.

Can I check out a bound journal?

Graduate students and faculty can check out bound journals for three hours. Bound journals paged from the Grand Library can be checked out for twenty-four hours.

What methods of payment can I use for the photocopiers?

The photocopiers accept USC Libraries Print & Copy Card or USC discretionary cards.  Copy cards may be purchased at Doheny Library.

I can't find a journal in the stacks. What do I do?

Please ask for help at the circulation desk. A staff member will assist you in locating the journal.

What are your reference hours?

Fall and Spring Semesters:  Monday - Thursday: 1pm to 3pm ; Friday: On-call, 9am - 4pm

Summer and Winter Break:  Monday - Friday: On-call, 9am - 4pm

What can I do if I need an item today, but it's stored off-campus and won't be delivered to campus until tomorrow?

Please contact the Grand Avenue Library directly.  The Grand Avenue Library is located on the second floor of the Carol Little Building (CAL), 3 blocks east of campus, at Jefferson Blvd. and Grand Avenue. Parking is available next to the building, or take the tram from campus to the Parking Center across the street.