The Rare Book Collection houses significant publications in the health sciences focusing on the dental sciences. In addition to historic items the collection also contains archival copies of materials published by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC or by individual faculty members.
Access to the collection may be requested in advance by contacting the Director in writing with information on the material needed to review as well as the date and time that an appointment is desired. Advance appointments can help insure that an attending librarian will be available and that requested materials can be pulled in advance for your convenience.
Visitors are asked to sign our guestbook for statistical and collections development purposes. Signing of the guestbook constitutes agreement with our rare book room policies which are made available upon visiting us.
Personal items including backpacks, briefcases, laptop cases, and coats may not be kept in the study area. No food or drink is permitted in the reading room.
Reproductions and photos of collection items are permitted under certain circumstances, upon approval by library staff.