Doheny Library

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Doheny Library
Doheny Library
CountryUnited States
TypeAcademic library
LocationUniversity Park, Los Angeles
Coordinates34°01′12″N 118°17′02″W / 34.0201°N 118.2838°W / 34.0201; -118.2838
Branch ofUniversity of Southern California Libraries
Other information
DirectorSophie Lesinska

The Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library is a library located in the center of campus at the University of Southern California (USC).

After the tragic shooting of his son, the Irish American oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny donated $1.1 million in 1932 to USC to build the Doheny Library. It was designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram; the gardens were designed by A.E. Hanson (1893-1986).[1]

The Doheny Library was used as a filming location for Mike Nichols' 1967 film The Graduate, for the sequence in which Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) waits by the fountain for Elaine Robinson (Katharine Ross), who exits the library's main door.[2]


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