Library Environment

New Seating, Updated Look, and Other Improvements at Leavey Library

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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.

Leavey Library Closed August 1-10 for Renovations

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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.

USC Libraries Acquire Rare Lewis Carroll Letter

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The USC Libraries acquired a rare 3-page letter from author Lewis Carroll at a March 19 auction in London. The USC Libraries bid anonymously to surprise longtime supporters and founders of the libraries' Cassady Lewis Caroll Collection, Dr. George Cassady and his wife Linda. Dean Catherine unveiled the letter before an audience of 350 students at last night's Wonderland Unbound Visions and Voices event. Keep reading for more details.

Wall of Scholars Honors Exceptional USC Graduates

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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.

New Electrical Outlets, Study Spaces in Doheny and VKC Libraries

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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.

Extended Friday Evening Hours at Doheny, Science & Engineering, and VKC Libraries

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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.

2012 Wall of Scholars Honorees Etched into USC History

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A ceremony in Leavey Library on Thursday, May 10, honored more than five-dozen exceptional students whose names will soon be etched in glass on the Wall of Scholars. Keep reading to learn more about the ceremony and the Wall of Scholars, located in Leavey Library's Weingart Reading Room.

Interlibrary Loan Circulation Services Moving to Leavey Library

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Effective January 3, 2012, the USC Libraries' Interlibrary Loan (ILL) circulation service will be moving to Leavey Library's circulation desk from its current location in Doheny Library. Through the libraries' ILL service, USC students, faculty, and staff can request books and other circulating materials from other lending libraries. With the move to Leavey Library, patrons will now have 24-hour access to ILL materials, and Integrated Document Delivery staff will be available to provide immediate support or reference help.

Reserve Leavey Library Study Rooms Online

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Leavey Library's 35 collaborative study rooms can now be reserved online. Part of the USC Libraries' continuing efforts to serve the study space needs of the USC community, the new LibCal service allows anyone with a usc.edu e-mail address to quickly see which rooms are available and book a room for up to two hours per day. Keep reading to learn more about the new service, one of the most popular suggestions on the Essential Ideas website.

USC Students: Enjoy Free Pizza and Share Your Vision for the Future of Leavey Library

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USC students: enjoy free pizza and share your vision for the future of Leavey Library tonight, Wednesday, September 21. The USC Libraries are seeking students' input on how to design Leavey Library's spaces, resources, and services to best meet the academic needs of the USC community. Undergraduate students are invited to attend the first session, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and graduate students the second session from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in Learning Room A on the ground floor of Leavey Library. Pizza will be provided. RSVPs to Ben Spofford at spofford@usc.edu are appreciated, but not required.