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Summer Session II Hours

 July 15 - August 15

Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Friday - Sunday and

LAVC holidays

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Heads up: To borrow any materials from the Library (including 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.

The person who checks out an item is responsible for returning that item, undamaged and on time.

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 additional 28-day periods up until the end of the semester. All items must be returned to the library by the last day of the semester.

Reserve materials: Most reserve items are available for 2-hour checkouts. Reserves may not be placed on hold or renewed. 

DVDs/CDs: One week (not renewable)

Phone Charging Cables: 4 hours (not renewable)

Scientific Calculators: 4 hours (not renewable)

Overdue Fines

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).

Conduct

Food is not allowed in the Library. 

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). We also offer two small Zoom rooms for individual students who need to speak out loud or work without headphones for a class or interview (maximum 2 people per Zoom room). See our Study Rooms page for detailed policies about students who lose keys or violate study room rules.

Donations

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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Los Angeles Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs or activities it conducts on the basis of any status protected by applicable state or federal law, including, but not limited to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, or veteran status.