Computer Accounts & Services

Print, copy, & scan in the Library

For help printing, copying, and scanning at the library see the USC Libraries printing services page.



  • 10 Dell laptops equipped with the same software suite available on the Library desktop computers
  • Available for check out by USC students only
  • Limited to one computer per student
  • 1 day checkout, due at the end of the next business day
  • No renewals, no holds, and may leave the library
  • Available on a first-come, first served basis
  • Patrons must complete and sign a borrowing agreement form
  • Items must be returned to the loan desk by the due date/time to avoid fees
  • Late fee of $5 per item per day, max of $50 
  • Laptop not returned within 24 hours results in $1,200 replacement fee + $100 processing fee
  • Any damage to computer and/or accessories will result in fees up to $1,200 + $100 processing


Power chargers, laptop locks & video adapters

  • Various selection of phone/laptop chargers, adapters, laptop locks and accessories such as calculators and headphones
  • Available for checkout by USC faculty, staff, and students
  • Items circulate for three hours and can be renewed at the Loan Desk 
  • Items are for in-library use only
  • A $1.00 per hour fee is charged for late returns, max fine of $50
  • Replacement cost +$10 service fee charged for unreturned items


Desktop Computers in the library



  • The Norris Medical Library at HSC provides fax service for USC faculty, staff, and students at the Loan Desk. Service charges can be paid with cash, credit card, USC requisition, or with a check made payable to the University of Southern California.
  • To send a fax, provide recipient’s number and use the library’s cover page. 8.5 x 11” single-sided sheets only. Cost is $.50 per page in the United States. International faxing has an additional $5.00 service fee.
  • To receive a fax, instruct sender to use 323-221-1235 and include your name and telephone number. Cost is $.25 per page.


USC Computer Accounts

USC faculty, staff and students are issued computer accounts when they join the university. Additional computing accounts described below provide other groups with USC electronic services including email, USCards, Blackboard and access to library electronic resources.  To request an account, contact your department:

*Please visit our borrowing privileges page for more information about retired and Professor Emeritus use of resources. 


Affiliate accounts

USC electronic services are available to:

  • Interns, residents, fellows
  • Voluntary faculty
  • Employees of USC-affiliated hospitals
  • Visiting students and scholars
  • Temporary agency employees

Applications for affiliate accounts require sponsorship by your department chair or home department coordinator.  Not all affiliates are eligible for all USC electronic services.


Departmental/Org accounts

Organizational accounts allow departments and faculty/staff organizations affiliated with the university to provide information and services via email. For new accounts, submit a request to


Student Organizational Accounts

Student organizations that are recognized by the university are eligible for an account for organizational email and web pages.

The USC Student Organizations website provides information on applying to be a recognized organization and obtaining an email account for your organization.


USC Web Accounts

For options for publishing information on the web, see the USC ITS website.