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Library & Information Science *: Books and eBooks

A resource for the USC Libraries as well as our MMLIS and LIM certificate programs.

Books on Library Science

As you can imagine, many librarians and information professionals enjoy writing books about their profession. This page provides links to some recent books and ebooks that may provide helpful.

Books and ebooks can be found by searching our online USC Libraries Catalog or through a USC Libraries Search from the Libraries home page which will search multiple resources simultaneously including the USC Libraries Catalog and many article databases.

New Books on Library and Information Science

This RSS feed automatically displays the most recent books and ebooks we have received in the USC Libraries. Scroll over or click the titles for more information.

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Other Catalogs in the United States and Abroad



USC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are encouraged to recommend items for the library's collections. Subject specialist librarians will consider all recommendations and make a final decision on whether to purchase items.

Recommend-a-Book Request Form

Selected eBooks

Can't come into the Library? These ebooks can be accessed now. The links below lead to the USC Libraries Catalog records for ebooks; then click on the link for "online access" to view the ebook.  Every ebook publisher is unique and you may need to create an account with them to view the content.  Downloading restrictions vary widely.

Find More Books

Need more books?  These links will execute a search in the USC Libraries Catalog for books and ebooks with the following subject headings (the results will be sorted in date order):

Library Science

Academic Libraries

Digital Libraries

Urban/Public Libraries

Library Management/Administrators

Information Literacy


Selected Print Books

Most of these books can be found in the stacks of the Doheny Memorial Library on the University Park Campus. The links lead to the catalog record. If you are off-campus, you can request them through our Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery service.

Find More Books - Custom USC Libraries Search

To generate a current list of books and ebooks with the subject heading of "Library Science - Vocational Guidance," please click this link.