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ENG 102 - Sahgal - Spring 2020: Library Services During COVID-19 Closure

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:


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). Librarians are available via email ( during summer business hours (June 15 - July 19; Monday - Thursday, 10-7; Fridays, 10-6). And 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, but many publishers are making online versions available for free through May 25. Explore our guide to Online Textbooks to learn more.

Current Book Checkouts

If you currently have a book checked out, not to worry. All due dates have been extended to August 28, 2020. (If for some reason you cannot hold on to the books, please email us at and we can work out a solution.)

For Faculty

For faculty interested in Library instruction, please email the librarians at 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.

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