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Library Support for Online Teaching: Home

Welcome to Your Virtual Library!

LAVC librarians are providing 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 will be available via email ( during business hours (which can be found on our Ask A Librarian webpage). We're also offering 24/7 real-time chat service to help faculty, students, and staff find what they need. 

Use the tabs above for help with scanning textbooks, posting Library content to Canvas, OER, and Library instruction.

Contact Us

Ask a librarian (contact link on the LAVC Library homepage)

Click above to reach a librarian by chat (real-time, 24/7) or email. LAVC librarians will be available via email at during regular business hours.

Contact Us Directly

Meghan Cason - Digital Resources, OER, Reference, and Instruction

Alex Chappell - Cataloging, Systems, Reference, and Instruction

Cynthia Cohen - Instruction and Reference

Mike FitzGerald - Instruction and Reference

Xiao Liu-Behlendorf - Reference, Collection Development, and Acquisitions



The Library also offers several eBook collections to support your curriculum. Take a look at our guide to finding books (including eBooks and print books) using the Library website.

if you can't find the eBooks you need for your course, please contact us at and we can help you find alternatives.

Off-Campus Access

We're transitioning from the old "library login" system to login via SSO. Most of our databases will log you in automatically via SSO, but there are a few exceptions. It's a bit clunky right now and we apologize for that. Expect a better experience sometime in July 2023. In the meantime, read this FAQ if you experience issues logging in (scroll down to see instructions specific to faculty & staff). 

Library Resources for Faculty

This guide is specifically designed to support faculty with online instruction. Below are some quick links you may find useful:

Library Homepage
Embed Library Resources in Canvas
A-Z Databases
Search for a Journal Title
Recommend a Title for Purchase

The Library also offers a general guide to faculty services.


Some content in this guide was repurposed from the Foothill College Library's guide Library Support for Online Teaching. Thanks, Foothill Library!

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