Answered By: Anthony Anderson
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2022     Views: 197

The Holocaust/Genocide Collection is located in the Doheny Library basement, Room B-24.

The collection contains over 13,000 books dealing with genocide, with a particular emphasis on the Holocaust. Most of the collection's books freely circulate.

The room that houses the collection is kept locked. However, if you wish to browse the collection, borrow one of its circulating books or make use of its reference collection, go to the Circulation Desk of the Doheny Library. You will need to show your USC ID card and then check out a key that will allow you to access the room. Books borrowed from collection are checked out at the Doheny Library Circulation Desk.

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Many unique and rare books in the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Collection are contained in its own special collections area that is kept under lock and key at all times. If you desire to make use of a book in this sub-collection, you need to submit a paging request by doing the following:

  • Go to Primo and find the desired book.
  • Click request this item.
  • Fill out the requested information.
  • Turn-over time for a paging request is usually one business day, sometimes less.
  • Once the book is received in Special Collections, you will be so informed by email.
  • All such books must be used in Special Collections.


Note: the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Collection is open to USC students, faculty, and staff only. If you are not affiliated with USC and need to make use of an item in the collection, go to the Doheny Library Circulation Desk to request the items. These items cannot leave the library; copy machines are available.


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