USC Libraries

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Information for Faculty

With the participation of the libraries' faculty and staff and other members of the USC community, the USC Libraries developed The Essential Library, a plan that identifies core strategies for integrating the libraries more effectively as an essential partner in scholarship at USC.

We offer significant collections of print and electronic resources, special collections with rare holdings in a variety of academic disciplines, subject librarians to assist with research and teaching, instructional sessions about library resources and research skills, and reference services at eight library locations and via e-mail and 24/7 IM chat.

The USC Libraries encourage faculty to get involved with our efforts to enhance the collections and services we provide to the university community. The USC Libraries Committee is a joint advisory group comprised of faculty and staff from the Academic Senate, the Provost's Office, and the USC Libraries. If you have suggestions for improving the libraries, please contact us.


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