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International Academy Library Resources

This research guide is designed to support the International Academy across all programs.

Virtual Library Orientation

Click the image below to take an interactive tutorial to introduce you to USC library resources and services. 

You will help you learn how to:
1) Access and utilize USC research libraries
2) Search and find the right collections and materials for you
3) Ask a Librarian for research help

A Virtual Orientation to the USC Libraries Image

Important Links to USC Libraries Services

USC Libraries Homepage  - Start your research, check library hours, or reserve a study room. 

Ask A Librarian Help - Search our Frequently Asked Questions, chat instantly with a librarian, or find a subject librarian. 

Library Terminology - Find words commonly used at USC Libraries using this glossary


Click here to view the accessible version of this interactive content

Library Locations

There are over 21 libraries on campus. Find the one that works for you!

  • Leavey (LVL): Open 24 hours, lots of computers, printer and study spaces.
  • Doheny (DML): Houses the most books on campus, lots of study spaces, and librarian research help 7 days a week.
  • Science & Engineering Library (SSL): Lots of study spaces, some computers and printers

Additional Library Services

Borrowing Library Materials, and Print & Copy Services:

  • Your student I.D. card is also your library card.  In order to use your library card, you must first set it up by going to the front desk of Doheny Library (you only have to do this the very first time you want to use your card).  Tell the person at the desk that you are an International Academy student and provide them with your current local address (where you are currently living in Los Angeles).  Once your card is set up, you can go to any library on campus to borrow books or to ask for help.

  • There is a fee for Print & Copy services.  You can purchase a Library Print/Copy card in Doheny Library

  • To print wirelessly from your laptop or a desktop computer, go to:


Technical Troubleshooting

Your USC Library Log-in is the same as your USC-issued email username and password. 

If you have any problems with your username and password, please contact ITS at