The Library is a part of the Academic Commons and is housed in the Mary Norton Clapp building alongside ITS, the Writing Center, and the Undergraduate Research Center.


Hours | Location & Map | Visitor Parking | Conduct & Behavior 


Summer Hours (May 10 - August 25)
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Special Collections
Walk-in Reading Room Hours:
Tuesday through Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm, or by appointment.

ITS Help Desk
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Note: We are closed in observance of the following holidays: Memorial Day (Monday, May 27), Juneteenth (Wednesday, June 19) and Fourth of July (Thursday, July 4).

Our building is open to visitors from 9am to 5pm. Community members and alumni visiting the Academic Commons must sign in at the front desk upon arrival.  Please see our building use and borrowing policies for more information.


Mary Norton Clapp Library
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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Building Map

Download a printable building floorplan (pdf).

Visitor Parking

Downloadable Campus Map | Interactive Campus Map

With a parking permit obtainable at no cost from the Campus Safety office, you can use any "Visitor" or "General" parking space on campus. There is a parking lot behind the Library, and another nearby lot west of Bell Field at the main entrance to campus.

Street parking requires no permit and can also get you quite close to the Library. If you park near Campus Road and Armadale, walk through the campus gate and the Library is straight ahead. You will need to walk around the building to find the main entrance.

Conduct & Behavior

The Occidental College library provides services, facilities, and technological resources to support the College’s educational, research, artistic, professional, and community-service goals. The following policies are intended to govern the use of the facilities and collections

  • Smoking is not permitted. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.
  • Designated service animals are allowed inside the building; other animals are not allowed.
  • Bicycles should be parked at campus bike racks.
  • Display of posters, distribution of literature, or solicitation is prohibited (except in designated areas). A request should be submitted to for approval.
  • Professional filming or photography inside the library facility must be approved in advance. Please visit Filming @ Oxy for more information.
  • Library reading and designated group study rooms are accessible to all Occidental patrons on a first come first serve basis. They can be reserved up to one month in advance for a maximum time of two hours by Occidental College Faculty, students, and staff via Master Calendar. Library room capacity must be considered before booking based upon the estimated number of attendees.
  • Non-Oxy affiliated patrons have to visit the Conference Services website in regard to planning an event or reserving a space
  • Computers and other media devices in public spaces should not be used to access or display content that is inappropriate, prohibited, or unlawful.
  • Disruptive behavior, discrimination, or abuse against others is not permitted. Patrons behaving in such a manner may be asked to leave. Disruptive behavior includes but is not limited to verbal abuse, excessive noise, or any other activity that might disturb the safety and work of others.
  • Anyone who destroys or tampers with library material or property may lose library privileges.
  • Occidental College library reserves the right to refuse access and borrowing privileges to any person who fails to follow library regulations.
Contact the Library
Academic Commons

Mary Norton Clapp Library
1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041