Room Policies

Group Study Rooms Use Policies

  • May be reserved only by groups of current USC students for academic purposes.
  • Priority for use of rooms is given first to groups of 4-10, then 2-3, and last to individuals: reservations may be overridden accordingly.
  • Smoking, food and loud noise are not permitted.
  • Reservations can be made no more than one day in advance.
  • Reservations must be for at least one hour.
  • Use is restricted to two hours per day per group.
  • Reservations expire after 15 minutes.

Note: Users who abuse the group room reservation policies may be excluded from making reservations.

The Technology Support Center staff provide help Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at (323) 442-1968.

Conference Room Use Policies and Procedures

  • May be reserved by USC faculty, staff and student organizations.
  • Loud or disruptive behavior is not permitted.
  • Borrow the room key from the Loan Desk using a valid USCard.
  • At the end of the meeting, leave the room in an orderly condition, turn off the lights and lock the door.
  • Make arrangements for food directly with the caterer. Catering services are available on the Health Sciences Campus by calling (323) 442-1080 or (323) 442-1081.
  • A $25 fee is applied when food and/or beverages are provided during the meeting. Brown bag lunches are permitted without incurring a fee. When food is consumed, the organizer of the meeting is responsible for cleaning up the room, including food removal, wiping up spills and clearing and removing all trash.
  • An additional cleaning fee of up to $250.00 may be applied, if there is food or drink spillage or if food is left in the conference room.
  • Regularly scheduled meetings are discouraged and are subject to “bumping” by higher priority groups.
  • Reservations are limited to two per month.
  • The Conference Rooms are not intended for classroom space, but can be reserved for a few class sessions during the semester.
  • Specify multimedia equipment needs when making reservations.
  • Report any equipment problems to the Technology Support Center before leaving the library. Repair fees are assessed when applicable.
  • Re-arrange chairs and tables as desired, but return the room to its original arrangement. If the room is not in its original configuration, there will be an additional $50.00 fee.
  • The library reserves the right to cancel reservations for groups that do not observe the policies stated above.
  • The library reserves the right to deny requests for use of the room and to reschedule or cancel room reservations up to 3 days prior to the event.
  • $100/day charge applies to USC programs that charge for attendance or are grant-related.
  • Reservations are required: contact the Technology Support Center at (323) 442-1968. or hscaccts@usc.edu.  Specify software and equipment needs when making a reservation.

The Technology Support Center staff provide help Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at (323) 442-1968.

Computer Classroom Use Policies & Procedures

  • May be reserved by USC faculty and staff for training and testing purposes.
  • Reservations are limited to two per month.
  • Exam set-up certifications are the responsibility of the departments using the room.
  • Borrow the room key from the Loan Desk using a valid library card.
  • At the end of the session, leave the room in an orderly condition, turn off the lights and lock the door.
  • Report any equipment problems to the Technology Support Center before leaving the library. Repair fees are assessed when applicable.
  • Food and drinks are NOT permitted.
  • The Library reserves the right to deny reservation requests and reschedule or cancel reservations up to 7 days prior to the event.
  • Software not installed on classroom computers must be approved by Library computer consultants and installed by the department using the room.  Computers are re-imaged on a regular basis and previously installed software may not be available the next time the room is used.
  • A $100/day charge applies to USC programs that charge for attendance or are grant-related.
  • Reservations are required: contact the Technology Support Center at (323) 442-1968. or hscaccts@usc.edu.  Specify software and equipment needs when making a reservation.

The Technology Support Center staff provide help Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, at (323) 442-1968.