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Accessibility & Disability Services at USC Libraries


The USC Libraries is committed to providing access to resources and services for all members of the USC community, including those with disabilities.  This section provides information about specific resources, services, and accommodations, both in person and online. 


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 in a dedicated Assistive Technologies space in Leavey Library.

For more information on the available technologies and on the training program for their use, and to access the space in Leavey, please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services at (213) 740-0776 or 

You may also access screen reading software and other technologies via this page


The library's main disability services are facilitated by the Integrated Document Delivery (IDD) department for those who have disabilities that present barriers to library access.

At the request of a registered user, IDD will scan article from print journals or other non-electronic resources. Users will be notified by e-mail with a link to download the PDF scan of the item requested. USC faculty members, staff, graduate students, and distance students are automatically eligible for document delivery. If you are an undergraduate student, please note in your request that you have a barrier to library access.

In all cases, if special circumstances exist, borrowers may contact IDD to discuss available options.

Requests can be submitted to IDD by registering and setting up an account in ILLiad, the department’s online request system. Requests must include the library location and call number where the item is located and as much of the following as possible:

  • Book: author, title, publisher and date of publication
  • Journal Article: article author, article title, journal title, volume number, issue number, date and article page numbers

Please note that incomplete or inaccurate citations may delay the processing of an order. If you wish to communicate with us about an order, or have any questions about the program, please contact IDD at or (213) 740-4020.