Library Policies

  • For updated policies on borrowing materials, access to print and electronic library collections, and use of library spaces and equipment, please consult the USC Libraries Policies on Access and Borrowing Privileges LibGuide
  • Basic information on library privileges for USC students, current faculty/professors emeritus, current staff, post-docs, USC alumni, retired faculty, retired staff, Gold Card holders, visiting scholars, and the general public may also be found on our privileges page.
  • Information on use of library facilities, including filming, may be found on our Using Library Facilities page.

For information about getting to the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus please check the university's information site, and the USC Libraries current status page for access policies and health checks. 

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.