History of Medicine collection
Norris Medical Library’s History of Medicine collection holds more than 4,000 items including medical biographies and works on the history of diseases and medical institutions. This collection is shelved on the back wall on the lower level of the library.
Leisure Reading collection
The leisure reading collection features selected literary fiction and popular non-fiction for leisure reading. Funds for the collection are provided primarily by celebratory or memorial contributions. This collection is located on the west side of the lower level.
Rare Books collection
The Rare Books collection contains over 1,500 volumes from the 16th to the 20th century, including 80 folio volumes.
Some highlights from the Norris Medical Library Rare Book Collection. More highlights.
The Rare Book Room is a secured space located on the upper level. To arrange a visit view the visiting guidelines and complete the request form.
Far West Medicine collection
The Far West Medicine collection contains more than 90 titles on the history of medicine in California and the west from the early 20th century. This collection is shelved in the Webb Room on the upper level.
Classics of Medicine collection
The Classics of Medicine collection includes more than 100 volumes of reprinted classic texts in fine leather-bound volumes. This collection is shelved in the Rare Book Room on the upper level.
Webb Ethnopharmacology collection
The Webb Ethnopharmacology collection originated with materials on American Indian Ethnopharmacology donated by Dr. John Webb, a professor at the USC School of Pharmacy. Since that time the collection has been supplemented by the purchase of newer materials on the topic. This collection is shelved in the Webb Room on the upper level.
Webb Memorial collection
Dr. Webb’s personal library includes works ranging from botany to travel, and an extensive collection of early to mid-20th century literature and poetry. It is also housed in the Webb Room.