Use this recommendation request form to recommend a book, journal, CD, DVD or other resource that is not currently in the USC Libraries collections. Requests received after April 1st will be processed starting in July 2024.

Before making your request:

  • Check that USC does not already own the item in USC Libraries Catalog.
  • To request an item to be place on course reserves, visit the Course Reserves page.
  • To request DVDs and streaming video for class curriculum, use the Ares system.

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 an e-preferred collection development policy, which means that we purchase the electronic version of resources when available. This includes resources including books, journals, databases, and multi-media formats. When an electronic copy is not available, the Libraries will acquire the print version.

Recommendations for ongoing commitments such as journals and databases may fall outside of our 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.

The libraries generally do not purchase textbooks, how-to manuals, best-sellers or materials not relevant to academic programs at USC.

Please note, only current USC faculty, staff, students, interns, residents, fellows and affiliated hospital staff can make requests.