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Fall 2023 Hours

Aug 28 - Dec 15

 Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fridays: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed weekends and LAVC holidays



Heads up: To borrow any materials from the Library (including Group Study Room keys), students must be currently enrolled, have an official PHOTO ID card, and know their student ID number.

“Official PHOTO ID card” includes the following physical items (or a digital photo of same): 

  • Student ID card with photo issued by an LACCD college 
  • Student ID card with photo from another higher education institution
  • Government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, California ID, passport) 
  • High school ID card with photo.

Loan Periods

Books: 28 days/10 books at a time

Book Renewals: Current textbooks (“reserves”) are not renewable. Otherwise, so long as no one has requested your book, your  28-day books will auto-renew for you for up to 12 weeks. No items may be kept beyond the last day of the semester. 

Reserve materials: As of Winter 2023, most reserve items are available for 2-hour checkouts. Reserves may not be placed on hold or renewed. 

DVDs: One week


Library materials kept past their due date are subject to the following fine schedule:

Reserve materials: $1 per hour
Study room keys: $1 per hour

Calculators/Charging Cables: $1 per hour
DVDs: $1 per day

Lost & Damaged Materials

All library users are responsible for lost library materials. Replacement fees will be assessed for items that have been lost. Items the Library judges to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the circulation department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.

Animals in the Library

Only service animals are permitted in the Library. We recommend registering all service animals with Services For Students With Disabilities (SSD).


No food is allowed in the Library. Only drinks with spill-proof lids/tops are allowed.

The LAVC Library is a space for both independent study and collaboration with peers. Please be respectful and courteous toward other Library users and employees. Students in the Library must follow the Student Code of Conduct. If disruptive or threatening behavior occurs, Library users may be asked to leave the premises and/or referred to the campus Sheriff.

The area around the Circulation Desk and public computers is often bustling. Students seeking quiet space should explore the rear of the Library and its reading room. The latter is spacious, located in the southwest corner of the building.  

Students working in groups should consider utilizing our group study rooms, which must be reserved online (even for walk-up use, if available).


The LAVC Library welcomes monetary gifts via the LAVC Foundation (Library Fund). Book donations are considered on a very limited basis. At this time, the LAVC Library is only accepting donations of textbooks in high demand with a publication date of 2020 or newer. If your donation fits these criteria, please fill out the Library Donation Form. Our Collection Development Librarian will contact you if we are able to accept any titles submitted.

Please note that we will not accept any donations brought to the Library without prior written approval from our Collection Development Librarian.