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Graduate Student Guide to USC Libraries

Learn about the University Libraries resources, services, and spaces available for graduate students

Study Spaces

The Libraries provide a variety of individual and group study spaces. A dedicated study space just for graduate students is located on Level 5 in Thomas Cooper Library.


The DataLab, located on Level 5 in Thomas Cooper Library, is designated for research projects related to data visualization and spatial analysis. The DataLab provides access to specialized hardware and software, including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro, NVivo, R, RStudio, Tableau Public, SAS, SPSS, and more.