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Services During COVID-19 Closure: Home

Safer At Home Resources

Looking for additional resources to support you during the Safer At Home ordinance? Please review our guide, which highlights tools and services available from LAVC and beyond, including:

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Our facility is closed, but we're still here for you!

During our building closure, the Library is offering 24/7 real-time chat service to help students, faculty, and staff find what they need. The Library provides remote research assistance and online access to a great variety of research materials (try OneSearch or choose a database from our A-Z list).

Summer Session I is from June 14 to July 18. Between those dates, LAVC Librarians are available via email (ref@lavc.libanswers.com) and chat during business hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. During Summer Session II (July 19 - August 22), Monday - Thursday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. We endeavor to respond to email inquiries within an hour. LAVC librarians are unavailable weekends and College holidays (though our chat service is still available).

Summer 2021 holidays: June 18 (Juneteenth), July 5 (Independence Day).

Be sure to explore our online research guides to help you get started on your research project, as well as our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Reserve Textbooks

Access to the Library's collection of print textbooks on reserve is unavailable, and the free online textbooks we had access to in Spring 2020 are no longer available. To purchase or rent textbooks or online textbooks, please visit the LAVC Bookstore website, or ask your instructor if there are free or low-cost options to access the textbook(s) or resources you need. For more information, see our guide to Online Textbooks.

Current Book Checkouts

If you currently have a book checked out, not to worry. All due dates have been extended to February 2022. While the Library is still closed, book drops are available for book returns if you need to return your books early: There is a book drop near the Library entrance, and another just east of Fulton Ave near the Fulton circle.

For issues relating to Library holds on your account, please email us at circ@lavc.libanswers.com.

If you have questions about ebooks, or other research and reading options while the Library is closed, please email us at ref@lavc.libanswers.com.

For Faculty

For faculty interested in Library instruction, please email the librarians at ref@lavc.libanswers.com to request an online alternative. The Library will only offer virtual services during this time. The Library also offers a platform for research and information literacy instruction. With Credo Instruct, students can work through a series of videos and tutorials to help them become better researchers (note that a library login is required).

In-depth resources for faculty:

Other Support Services Available

Be sure to check status updates from LACCD and LAVC.

Several online options for tutoring are being offered by the Academic Resource Center (ARC), including real-time access to LAVC tutors during business hours, real-time access to other qualified tutors anytime, and online workshops (also recorded for later viewing). Note: For access, you'll need to log into Canvas (details at the ARC link above).  

New to using the Canvas app? Follow these instructions. General Canvas support is still available, now with expanded hours.

For help with non-Library issues regarding the use of computers, software programs, and portals, please visit the LAVC Computer Commons remote help desk.