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Coronavirus Resource Guide: Computers & Internet Access

A guide to free resources for the temporary campus closure due to COVID-19.

Contact Us

Ask a librarian (contact link on the LAVC Library homepage)

Click above to reach a librarian by chat (real-time, 24/7) or email. LAVC librarians will be available via email at ref@lavc.libanswers.com during fall business hours (Monday - Thursday, 9-12 and 1-7; Fridays, 9-12 and 1-5).

Computers & Laptops

Computers

Valley Student Laptop/Tablet, Technology & Basic Needs Grant Application:

  1. Apply at mycollege.laccd.edu.
  2. Navigate to Key Links & Help Tile. 
  3. Proceed to scholarship link to the Student Login button
  4. Search for Emergency Laptop Scholarship (LACCD)
    Complete this application if you are in need of a laptop to continue your studies.

 

$50 per Month for Internet Service with Emergency Broadband Benefit—Apply TODAY!

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide up to $50 per month for Internet services to college students who received a federal Pell Grant.

Go to the FCC website for more information today.‚Äč


Additional, Non-LAVC Computer Options:

Campus Wi-Fi Access

Get Wi-Fi in Parking Lot F

Free access to wi-fi is now available for you in Parking Lot F from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. to complete your coursework inside your vehicle.

You must follow LAVC/LA County Health Protocols while on campus, wear a mask and always practice physical distancing.

In addition, restrooms may not be available and there is no access for recharging devices in Parking Lot F.

Learn more about how to access Wi-Fi on campus.

Internet Access at Home

Affordable Internet Options

AT&T has expanded its Access program to include households that participate in SNAP, Free/Reduced Lunch program, Head Start, and SSI benefits. Households that qualify are eligible to get Internet service for $10/mo. or less based on the maximum speed available at your address up to 25Mbps. Visit their website or call 1-855-220-5211 for more information.

EveryoneOn Logo

EveryoneOn is a search tool for low-cost and free computers and internet offers in your area. 

human-I-T Logo

human-I-T is a nonprofit who seeks to help those who are not connected or are paying too much for internet. Click Here or text for assistance at 562-372-6925.

Internet Essentials Logo

Internet Essentials from Comcast offers a free trial period and reduced cost internet access for qualifiying individuals. 

Spectrum Internet Logo

Spectrum Internet is offering a COVID-19 Educational Credit for households with students, and they offer a program called Spectrum Assist for reduced cost internet for qualifying applicants. 

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