There will be no elevator access to the VKC Library June 23 to August 15 as the elevator systems are modernized. During this time, USC students, faculty, and staff with disabilities may page materials from VKC Library. Books will be delivered to Leavey Library's front desk. Journal articles will be scanned and emailed. To request materials from the VKC Library, visit the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery page and include "No access to VKC Library" in the Notes field when making your request.
Students returning to USC's Doheny and VKC libraries this fall semester will find 49 new electrical outlets for charging laptops and other portable electronic devices. Keep reading to learn more about the upgraded study spaces.
Beginning later this month, Doheny Memorial Library, the Science & Engineering Library, and VKC Library will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Friday evenings. After the three libraries close, patrons may visit Leavey Library for their late-night study and research needs. Leavey Library serves the USC community 24 hours a day during the week, closing only from 12:00 midnight to 9:00 a.m. early Sunday morning. Keep reading to learn more about these new later hours, part of the USC Libraries' continuing efforts to better serve the research and study needs of the USC community.
The Daily Trojan recently highlighted the role community feedback played in extending hours at USC's VonKleinsmid Center Library. Since the USC Libraries launched the Essential Ideas website in April, dozens of students and other members of the USC community have expressed a desire for longer library hours. Keep reading for an excerpt from the story by Rachel Bracker and to learn more about the Essential Ideas online community.
Students, faculty, and staff seeking library services or study space in the evenings and on weekends have another option now that the USC Libraries have extended hours at USC's VKC Library. Extending library hours was one of the suggestions submitted by students and other members of the USC community on the libraries' Essential Ideas website. Keep reading to learn more about VKC Library's extended hours and about the Essential Ideas site.
From now through the end of April, the USC Libraries are offering foursquare specials that encourage USC students to engage with the libraries through the location-based social network. The specials coincide with the Senior Discovery initiative, a university-wide campaign to promote the use of foursquare at USC. Keep reading to learn more about how you can earn special giveaways from the USC Libraries.
The USC Libraries make available to the USC community translations of news from the Middle East through Mideastwire.com.
This seventh installment in a series exploring the many USC Libraries looks inside the Von KleinSmid Center Library for International and Public Affairs (VKC Library), an invaluable resource for students, faculty, and other scholars of the applied social sciences. Located in the basement of the Von KleinSmid Center, the VKC Library houses specialized collections in disciplines ranging from political science to urban planning, and also serves as an official depository for government documents of the United States, State of California, and European Union.
The Personal is Wearable: Political T-Shirts from LBGT History is now on display in the entrance lobby exhibition space of VKC Library. Curated by McNair Scholar Rebecca Das, the exhibition highlights political t-shirts from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, which are affiliated with the USC Libraries. The exhibition runs through May 8. Keep reading for photos of classic t-shirts from LGBT history.
The libraries recently subscribed to four new e-resources for public policy and international relations. Now the USC community can freely access the Worldwide Political Abstracts, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports from 1941-1974, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set from 1817-1994, and the LexisNexis Congressional U.S. Statutes at Large from 1789 to the present. In addition, they will soon have access to the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (covering 1824-1979). Keep reading for complete descriptions of these e-resources.