Your Eligibility

Borrower accounts are issued free to USC affiliated users and members of additional designated groups.  Fee-based borrower account cards are available to licensed health professionals, other qualified individuals and businesses.

USC Students, Faculty, Staff

Your borrower account allows you to:

  • borrow books and renew through Health Sciences catalog or in person: activate your account annually at the loan desk
  • access licensed online journals and books: use USC NetID and password
  • use Norris computer workstations: use USC NetID and password
  • request items from other libraries: register for a DocRetriever (Health Sciences Interlibrary Loan) account

Staff of USC-affiliated Hospitals

  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • Barlow Hospital
  • California Hospital Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic Downtown  Los Angeles
  • Hospital of the Good Samaritan
  • House Ear Institute
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
  • White Memorial Medical Center
  • Verdugo Hills Hospital

Your borrower account allows you to:

  • borrow books and renew through Health Sciences catalog or at the Loan Desk
  • use key-operated computer workstations; request key at Loan Desk

Designated USC Alumni & Faculty of Other Institutions

Accounts are available to:

  • USC emeriti (faculty or staff)
  • Alumni of the Keck School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy, and the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy who are members of their school’s support group
  • Alumni of the Ostrow School of Dentistry (apply through the Wilson Dental Library)
  • UCLA and Caltech faculty
  • Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School faculty

Your account allows you to:

  • borrow books and renew through Health Sciences catalog or in person
  • use key-operated computer workstations; request key at Loan Desk

Non-USC Health Professionals, Foreign Medical Graduates, UCLA & Caltech Graduate Students

Fees are as follows:

  • health professionals (proof of licensure required);  $60.00/six months
  • foreign medical school graduates (proof of degree with translation required); $60.00/six months
  • UCLA and Caltech graduate students (proof of affiliation required);  $25.00/six months

Your account allows you to:


Business & Industry

Fees are as follows:

Corporations – $500 per year for up to ten designated employees.  Additional employees: $50.00 per designate. Prepayment by check required. Applications must be submitted on corporation letterhead, signed by an officer of the corporation, and include the names of employees designated to receive borrower’s cards.

Your account allows you to:

  • borrow books and renew through Health Sciences catalog or in person. Show your borrower’s card and photo ID at check out.
  • request articles from Norris journals (per article fee) through DocRetriever (Health Sciences Interlibrary Loan)