Long after they doff their robes and mortarboards, 65 members of USC’s class of 2015 will be able to return to Leavey Library and find their academic achievements inscribed on the Wall of Scholars. A May 14 ceremony inside the library’s Weingart Reading Room honored these exceptional graduates. Surrounded by the names of past honorees, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, USC Libraries Dean Catherine Quinlan, and Skull and Dagger Society President Jerry Papazian ’77 joined hundreds of family members, friends, faculty, and staff in congratulating the students. Keep reading to learn more about the ceremony and this year's honorees.
Summer renovations have added fresh paint and carpeting, more collaborative workspaces, new outdoor seating, and 115 new indoor seats for studying to USC's Leavey Library. The Daily Trojan recently highlighted the renovations, which follow a USG-led student campaign for updates to the university's most-heavily trafficked library.
See the renovations yourself at two special events: a meet-and-greet with Leavey's librarians on Thursday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. to noon; and a tour of the renovations beginning on Friday, September 12, at 10:00 a.m. on the library's terrace.
[UPDATE, Aug. 26: Doheny and Leavey libraries will remain open for their normal operating hours during game days.]
Doheny and Leavey libraries will be closed on five Saturdays during the fall 2014 semester when the USC football team plays its home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Science and Engineering Library will remain open for students seeking a place to study. Click through for a list of the affected dates.
Leavey Library will be closed Friday, August 1, through Sunday, August 10, as workers complete important renovations to the library's public spaces. Click through to learn more about the improvements, and for details about how to request and pick up library materials during the closure.
A ceremony in Leavey Library on Thursday, May 14, honored 67 exceptional students whose names will soon be etched in glass on the Wall of Scholars in the library’s Weingart Reading Room.
Several major entertainment news publications covered the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honored author Solomon Northup and screenwriter John Ridley for their contributions to 12 Years a Slave. The event was featured in articles by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline Hollywood, The Wrap, and Hitfix. The Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist Scott Feinberg later offered his analysis of 12 Years a Slave's win, and Jinny Choi also covered the Scripter ceremony for the Daily Trojan, noting that the event's proceeds benefit renovations to Leavey Library.
The USC Libraries now offer expanded document delivery service for USC undergraduate students. Click through for details on the expanded offerings.
A ceremony on Thursday, May 16, honored the academic achievements of more than five-dozen exceptional USC students whose names will be added to the Wall of Scholars in Leavey Library. Keep reading to learn more about the ceremony and the honorees.
Beginning May 20, Leavey Library will replace the Doheny Memorial Library as a destination for items paged from Grand. The Science & Engineering Library will remain as an alternate destination for paged materials.
From Saturday, May 4, through Tuesday, May 14, several USC Libraries locations will be open for extended hours to serve students studying for their final exams. Leavey Library will remain open for 24 hours, while Doheny Memorial Library and the Science and Engineering Library will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the following morning. After the exam period, several libraries will be open for reduced hours as commencement activities take place. Please check the Library Hours page for the most current information. Click "View Exceptions" for exam period and commencement hours.