Our libraries are currently closed but that does not mean we cannot provide you the resources you need. If you need to borrow a book that is in one of our libraries, all you need to do is make a request for the item and we will ship the item directly to you. You may request an item to be mailed to you by clicking here.
The USC Libraries offers an interlibrary loan service to all USC students, staff, and faculty. Interlibrary loan is the process of the USC Libraries borrowing an item that we do not own from another library on your behalf. Once you make an interlibrary loan request, we will send out your request to be filled and ship it out to your home when receive the item. This services is free of charge and there are no limits to the number of request you may make.
To get started with an interlibrary loan request, please click here.
USC Libraries strives to build and maintain a relevant collection of resources to support the research, teaching, and learning at USC’s global campuses. USC Libraries has made a strategic decision to invest in electronic resources including books, journals, databases, and multi-media formats. Moving to an “e-Preferred” plan, USC Libraries now purchases the electronic version of resources when available. When an electronic copy is not currently available, the Libraries will acquire the print version.
Recommendations for ongoing commitments such as journals and databases may fall outside the funding limits and may not be purchased. If you are requesting one of these items please briefly explain how the proposed title would benefit your work and indicate if there are other clinicians, researchers, faculty or students who would also find it beneficial.
In addition, the libraries generally do not purchase textbooks, how-to manuals, best-sellers or materials not relevant to academic programs at USC.
Click here to recommend a book for purchase.