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USC Libraries Policies on Access and Borrowing Privileges

The Library Access and Borrowing Policy explains the privileges and responsibilities of all who borrow and access materials from the USC Libraries.

General Description

The Library Access and Borrowing Policy explains the privileges and responsibilities of all who borrow and access materials from the USC Libraries. One of the USC Libraries‘ highest priorities is to enable easy access to our integrated collection of electronic, print, audiovisual, and microform materials in order to support the University's teaching, learning, and research needs. The policy aims to ensure that access to materials is equally distributed for the entire USC community. For information about using the libraries' facilities, please check our facilities page. For  information about access to the USC campus, please check the university's policy.

Please note:

Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.

Only USC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and sponsored guests may be present in libraries open after 9:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. All patrons will be asked to present their physical USCard, digital USCard + a government issued picture ID (for USC students enrolled in USC’s online programs), an Alumni Association physical or digital card + a government issued picture ID, or library-issued USC identification during these times.