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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

Fast Facts About the Library

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The Los Angeles Valley College Library was founded in 1949. Each day, approximately 1500 visitors pass through our doors.


The mission of the Los Angeles Valley College Library is to provide library materials and services, which effectively support, implement, and enrich the educational mission of the college.


The Library is staffed by five faculty librarians and six full-time support staff. Learn more about our faculty here.

Resources & Services


The Library is your information center for research projects and personal interests. Our reference desk is staffed by knowledgeable librarians who will help you identify and locate the most appropriate resources for your research needs. Not on campus, or after hours? Try the Library chat service (on the left side of this website) to reach a reference librarian 24/7.

When you’re at home, you can still access the Library's resources. Simply follow these instructions. You will need to use your LACCD email to log into our databases.


Locate books, eBooks, articles and media through a single search box -- anywhere, anytime -- using OneSearch, the search tool located on the Library's homepage. You can also search the Library's catalog, or OPAC, of physical materials here.


More than 130,000 printed books, including textbooks on reserve, are available in the Library. In addition, the Library provides access to nearly 170,000 eBooks, most of which can be accessed through the OneSearch box on the Library's homepage. 

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

The Library provides full-text access to newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles through our comprehensive suite of 52 databases including JSTOR, EBSCO's Academic Search Complete, and U.S. Newsstream. The Library also subscribes to print versions of several popular magazines, as well as to paper versions of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Daily News.

Computers and Internet Access

The Library has more than 60 public computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office for currently enrolled students and faculty. You must use your LACCD e-mail ID to log in. WiFi is also available in the Library. Instructions for accessing the campus WiFi network are here.

Print and Copy Services

Photocopying and computer printing is available in the Library. The cost is $.10 per page (for black and white), and $.25 for color printing. Scanners and a microfilm reader are also available. The copiers and printers accept credit cards as well as cash.

Facility & Group Study Rooms

The Library offers 16 group study rooms, as well as individual study areas, plus spaces for listening to and watching audiovisual materials. Click here to learn more about our study room policies.