Administration (213) 740 0049
Circulation (213) 740 4350
Upper Commons (213) 740 7988
Lower Commons (213) 740 6938
Reference (213) 740 6938
Customer Support (213) 740 5555
Information Commons at Leavey Library
Computers in the Information Commons (lower-level and second floor) are for the use of USC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students only. Computers require a USC login and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No game playing is allowed. Any computer left unattended for more than 10 minutes will be given to the next person in line.
Leavey Library supports a full range of computing activities. The Lower Commons, located on the lower level of Leavey, has 39 iMAC and 71 PC computers. The Dorothy Leavey Memorial Commons, or Upper Commons, is located on the second floor and has 70 PC computers and 40 study carrels with network connections for laptop computers. All computers in both Commons have USB ports and CD/DVD drives.
Additional computer workstations are available in the Learning Rooms (on the Lower Level). These computers are available when the rooms are not in use for a class.
Learning Room A: 20 PC computers
Learning Room B: 24 iMac computers
In the Lower Commons, an Express Station is available for a maximum of 5 minutes to send print jobs or for short computing sessions (such as checking E-mail).
USC Libraries provides printing options from all library research terminals, Leavey Library Information Commons and Multimedia Lab computers. For more details about printing in Leavey please see our Technology page.
Research and Computing Consultation
Leavey librarians, staff and student navigation assistants (SNAs) are available to assist patrons with research using a combination of print, electronic and Internet resources. They can also assist with computing questions regarding productivity software and E-mail.
Simple reference questions can be answered by phone at (213) 740 6938 (Leavey Reference Desk). For chat or E-mail reference go to Ask-A-Librarian. If you have in-depth computing questions, please call the Customer Support Center at (213) 740 5555.
Reference librarian hours for the fall and spring are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday. Student navigation assistants are available whenever the library is open to assist with research and computing questions.
The ITS Customer Support Center walk-in area is located in Leavey Library's Lower Commons at the Reference and Computer Consultation Desk. Services such as account assistance, software support, and statistical software distribution are available here between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, please see the CSC site: www.usc.edu/its/csc/
Leavey has a wide variety of print and electronic reference resources that are available to aid your research. The reference collection is located in the Lower Commons in bookcases along the perimeter of the room and behind the reference desk. For more information please see out Book & Journals page.
Both commons have rooms available for group study. The Lower Commons has 22 rooms, designed for groups of five to 12 people. The Upper Commons has 13 rooms, designed for three to four people. All workrooms provide a PC, white board, dry erase markers and network connections for laptops. Reservations may be made in advance at libcal.usc.edu. Reservations are no longer made in person and are not taken over the phone. Save your confirmed booking e-mail as you may need to show this e-mail to confirm your permission to use the room.
Other important information on reserving and using the workrooms is on the Collaborative Workroom Policies page.
In cooperation with the Writing Center, writing consultants are available Monday through Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in room 3Z (lower level, northwest corner) during the fall and spring semesters.
Adaptive Technologies Room
The adaptive technologies room is located in room 3AA in the Lower Commons. Leavey Library and the Center for Academic Support and Disability Services and Programs work together to provide users with disabilities equal access to computing resources through a variety of adaptive technologies. For more information on the available technologies and on the training program for their use, please contact the Academic Support and Disability Services and Programs Office at (213) 740 0776.