University of Southern California

SCampus Student Guidebook

Student Services

USC Bookstores

Director: Daniel Lincoln Archer
(213) 740-3558
(213) 740-5203 (FAX)

The USC Bookstores are a university owned and operated resource that provide students, faculty and staff members with a variety of products and services, including general books, textbooks, school supplies, spirit and fashion clothing, gift items, flowers, computer equipment and much more.

You can also shop the USC Bookstores online. Our online store offers all of the USC gifts and apparel that you find in the campus store, as well as thousands of book titles, textbook reservations and rentals. Find us at You can also call (800) 447-8620 to request a USC gift catalogue or place an order.

Ground Level

USC Computer Store

(213) 740-7692

The USC Computer Store offers low academic pricing on all the latest computer software, hardware and accessories. In addition to the products we keep in stock, we are happy to special order a huge variety of technology products — from built-to-order computers to the latest video games — for any student, staff or faculty member. With our Service Center, we can cater to all of your technology needs.

To keep up-to-date on the newest gadgets and store promotions, like our Facebook page at and follow us on Twitter at USCComputerStor.

Gift and Fashion Boutique

(213) 821-5565

The Ground Floor Boutique features fashion brands such as Hudson, 7 For All Mankind, Joe’s, Quiksilver, RVCA and Nike. Some of our other stylish selections include:

  • Eyewear by Rayban, Spy, Von Zipper and Oakley
  • Footwear by Rainbow, Havaianas and Sanuk
  • Cosmetics by Smashbox, Bare Escentuals, Kiehl’s, Bliss, Philosophy and brand name fragrances
  • Papyrus greeting cards, gift wrap and stationery
  • Jewelry, candles, glassware, home decor and many other gifts

First Level

General Books and Special Book Order Services

(213) 740-9030

The first floor offers a wide variety of merchandise that includes General Books, featuring selections of USC faculty publications, USC gift books, fiction, current events, cinema, green living, children’s books, young adult fiction, cookbooks, travel books and more. Other items include Moleskine, stationery, thank you and note cards, Gaiam yoga mats, seasonal gifts, posters, calendars, magazines and games.

The Special Order Services department can obtain virtually any book currently in print and usually fills your order within two weeks. Place your order by phone, in person, on our Website ( or by fax to (213) 740-9038.

Other products offered on the first floor include posters, calendars, magazines, test guides, Hasbro games and nutritional supplements. The convenience store section is packed with supplies for your fast-paced campus life. Everything from protein drinks and fresh sandwiches to laundry detergent and aluminum foil can be found here.

Customer Service and Operations

(213) 740-0066 or
(213) 740-5200

Customer Service oversees the shopping experience of the USC Bookstores’ customers. In addition to providing general information, customer check-out and handling returns and exchanges, Operations oversees the purchasing, maintenance and logistics of the store’s operation. It also makes arrangements for patio sales, table rentals for outside vendors and bookstore film site permission.

USC Flowers and Gift Shop

(213) 743-1599

We have fresh-cut flowers and plants for pick-up at the Radisson Hotel, USC Bookstore and the University Hospital Gift Shop. We offer custom arrangements for all occasions, with delivery to all buildings on the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. You may pay with cash, a major credit card, USCard or an internal requisition. Please call to order.

Second Level

Gift Department

(213) 740-GIFT (4438)

The bookstore’s Gift Department offers a complete selection of official USC logo merchandise, including:

  • Hats and apparel
  • Framed memorabilia
  • Class rings, diploma frames and graduation announcements
  • Gift items, glassware, backpacks, license frames and more

Third Level


(213) 740-8997

Add quality and professionalism to your office and dorm. The Supplies department carries a wide variety of eco-friendly office and school supplies, which include planners, labels, printer paper, presentation folders and shipping materials. We carry art supplies, calculators, voice recorders, bikes and locks. We recently added some new products to our inventory such as storage products, sundries, Conair products, and health and beauty aids. We also special order non-stocked office and school supplies.

Course Materials and Study Aids

(213) 740-TEXT (8398)

Course Materials offers new and used textbooks, e-books, custom textbook packages, reference books, study guides, conducting batons and language aids. To help control your educational costs, selected titles can be rented in store and additional titles can be ordered online from our rental partner to give you the widest selection possible. To further assist you in your studies, we carry Shaum’s Outlines, legal outlines and dictionaries, foreign language guides and dictionaries, test prep, and career and college guides. A personalized list of USC course materials and book buyback dates is available in the Book Division section of our Website at

Receive reminders and buyback updates by following us on Twitter at USCBookstore.

Technical Books

(213) 740-8398

The third floor offers more than 20,000 titles to supplement your academic studies in disciplines such as business, economics, education, public administration, gerontology, social work, engineering, science, mathematics, computer science and law. A selection of study aids as well as Schaum’s Outlines, Gilbert Law Summaries and Barcharts are available.

Custom Publishing

(213) 740-9408

Designed as a convenient and cost-effective service for students and faculty, customized coursepacks or readers maximize the use of a wide range of sources while minimizing cost and saving time. Instructors select their own, unique combination of materials – book chapters, business case studies, articles from journals and periodicals, their own writing and/or class notes – and compile them into a convenient, customized “anthology” of class readings and assignments. Special care and focus is devoted to each step to create a professional, high-quality customized coursepack.

Satellite Stores

USC Health Sciences Bookstore

1969 Zonal Avenue
Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
(323) 442-2674 or (888) 571-5086
(323) 442-3199 (FAX)

The HSC bookstore has a large selection of medical specialty books, class books, medical equipment, medical supplies and medical-related apparel. It also offers a range of USC apparel and gifts, office supplies, computers and technology products. This store is a one-stop shop for everything needed at HSC.

Keck Hospital of USC Gift Shop

1500 San Pablo Street
(323) 442-8432
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Keck Hospital of USC Gift Shop has a wide selection of merchandise including balloons, books for adults and children, chocolates, fresh flowers, greeting cards, jewelry, magazines, stuffed animals and toys. It is conveniently located in the hospital lobby.

USC Norris Cancer Hospital Gift Shop

1441 Eastlake Avenue, Rm. 1301
(323) 865-3165

Whether you need a gift, magazine, greeting card or snack, be sure to visit the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Gift Shop, located in the hospital lobby. You’ll find a wide selection of reasonably priced items for patients and visitors.

Dental Bookstore

925 W. 34th Street, Room 6
(213) 740-2725
(213) 740-2728 (FAX)

Serving the dental community, this bookstore location provides instruments used by allied health care professionals for the purposes of education and patient care. It specializes in dental books, with more than 700 titles currently in stock. Its products also include scrubs, other specialized clothing and gifts.

USC Collections in South Coast Plaza

333 Bear St. #128 (near Crate and Barrel home store)
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 444-4476

USC Collections Gift Store in South Coast Plaza offers a selective variety of USC clothing and gifts. Located in the heart of Orange County, USC Collections serves the Trojan Family, friends and fans.

USC Bookstores at the Galen Center

3400 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 740-1749

The Bookstore at the Galen Center, located near the center’s main entrance, is operated by USC Bookstores in cooperation with USC Athletics and carries sports-related gift items and souvenirs. Sports fans may purchase a wide array of USC merchandise, including clothing, souvenirs and sports memorabilia. The store is open during all major sporting and selected special events.

Gamble House Bookstore

4 Westmoreland Pl.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 449-4178

The Gamble House in Pasadena, California is an outstanding example of American arts and crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter and Gamble Company. The house, a national historic landmark, is owned by the city of Pasadena, operated by the University of Southern California and is open for public tours.

The Gamble House Bookstore, located in the original garage structure adjacent to the main house, is known for its extensive collection of books on the arts and crafts movement, Art Nouveau and American art pottery, along with a broad selection of guidebooks to architecture in Pasadena and Los Angeles. Postcards, note cards and prints depicting the Gamble House and other works by artists of the period are available. Additional gift items include titles, lamps, pottery, textiles and glass by the best contemporary artisans. The Gamble House Bookstore is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bookstore is closed on Mondays.

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