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Pandemic Services: Home

Hours & Contact

Library Hours

Sept. 7 - Dec.  17th

 Monday - Thursday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fridays

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Online services are also available!

Community Resources

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

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In-Person & Remote Services

The LAVC 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). LAVC Librarians are available via email (ref@lavc.libanswers.com) and chat during business hours.

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).

Our building hours for the Fall semester are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. LAVC librarians also may be available via chat or email. LAVC librarians are unavailable weekends and College holidays (though our chat service is still available).

Fall 2021 holidays: Sept. 6th (Labor Day), Nov. 11 (Veteran's Day), and Nov. 25-26 (Thanksgiving).

While our building is open, services will be limited. There will be no computer access or printing available in the Library during the Fall semester. Please visit the Computer Commons for these services. The Library is open only to students, staff, and faculty of LAVC or another LACCD college (sign-in required before entering).

Reserve Textbooks

The Library's collection of print textbooks on reserve will be available beginning Sept. 7th. Reserve textbooks are available for 4-day checkouts. To see if we have the textbook for your class, search our collection in OneSearch or Ask A Librarian for assistance. 

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

You may return your book at any time via the Library's book drops. There is a book drop near the Library entrance, and another just east of Fulton Ave near the Fulton circle. If you're not sure when your book is due, log into your Library account to find out.

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

For Faculty

For faculty interested in Library instruction, we recommend starting with our online workshop series, the Library Research Toolkit. If our Toolkit doesn't meet your needs, please email the librarians at ref@lavc.libanswers.com so we can discuss other options. Please keep in mind that the Library is only offering virtual instruction 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 options for tutoring are being offered by the Academic Resource Center (ARC), including in-person and online tutoring. Note: For online 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.