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Library Support for Online Teaching: Home

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 fall business hours (Monday - Thursday, 9-12 and 1-7; Fridays, 9-12 and 1-5).


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

Welcome to Your Virtual Library!

Although the physical Library is closed, LAVC librarians are still 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. 

Off-Campus Access

To access Library resources remotely, faculty and staff can now log in with the same LAVC Credentials you use for your office computer and wi-fi on campus (which are different from how you log into your work email, Canvas, etc.) If you have previously requested a library login from us, it should continue to work.

Library logins for students are generated automatically. Please share these instructions with your students for access to Library resources from home.

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


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.


Many textbooks are now freely available online (please note that access is temporary). The Library also offers eBook collections to support your curriculum. Try:

  • Gale eBooks - database of specialized reference sources covering arts and humanities, biography and genealogy, business, careers, education, literature, history, philosophy, information industry, law, government, medicine and health, multicultural studies, countries, religion, science, social studies, sports, technology, and women's studies.
  • EBSCO eBooks - thousands of eBooks across a broad range of subjects.
  • Harvard Business Review eBooks - Harvard Business Review Press Collection includes HBR’s complete catalog of e-books covering business topics such as Career Development, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, and more.

if you can't find the eBooks you need for your course via one of the resources listed here, please contact us at and we can help you find alternatives.

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