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Library Hours

Jan 4 - Feb  3rd

 Monday - Thursday

9:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Online services are also available!

Policies

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Heads up: a photo ID is required to borrow any materials from the Library.

Loan Periods

Books: 28 days/10 books at a time

Book Renewals: So long as no one has requested your book, you may renew it as many times as you like through the end of the semester. You don't need to come to campus to renews. Learn how to renew books online.

Reserve materials: most reserve items are available for 2-hour checkouts. Some items may be checked out for three days.

Laptops and Tablets: 3-hour checkouts

DVDs: one week

Fines

Library materials kept past their due date are subject to the following fine schedule:

Reserve materials: $1 per hour
Study room keys: $10 per hour
DVDs: $5 per day
Laptops/tablets: $10 per day

Lost & Damaged Materials

All library users are responsible for lost library materials.

Replacement policy:

Regular books: $40 (specialized materials such as textbooks and art books have a significantly higher replacement cost), plus a $10.00 processing fee
Periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets: the cover price of the issue plus a $5.00 processing fee
Reserve material: the current price of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee
Damaged materials: items the Library judges to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the circulation department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.

Computer Use

The stand-up computer stations directly across from the reference desk do not require a login and are "Quick Use" only, limited to 15 minutes.

Otherwise, we do not monitor computer use in the library, but we ask that you are considerate of your fellow students. If there is a wait to use a computer, and you are occupying a computer for non-academic tasks, please consider relinquishing your work station. 

If there is a wait to use a computer, and/or a librarian determines that your work is not course-related, you may be asked to leave your workstation.

Animals in the Library

Only service animals are permitted in the Library. We recommend registering all service animals with Services For Students With Disabilities (SSD).

Conduct

Food and drink are not permitted in the Library. There is no sleeping in the Library.

The LAVC Library is a space for both independent study and collaboration with peers. Please be respectful and courteous toward other students.

The area around the Circulation Desk and public computers is often bustling. Students seeking quiet space should explore the rear of the Library and its reading room. The latter is spacious, located in the southwest corner of the building.  

Students working in groups should consider utilizing our study rooms, which must be reserved online.

Donations

Note: during the pandemic, the Library is limiting donations. Please review this FAQ for the latest.

The Library welcomes gifts of books, journals, and items in other formats at its discretion, as well as monetary gifts for the purchase of library materials. Gift books are expected to supplement existing collections in support of the College’s programs and teaching, or to provide the Library with a core of materials of interest to the College community. Gift books are accepted with the understanding that only those consistent with our  Collection Development Policy will be added to the collection. Gift books not retained become property of the LACCD and are disposed of at its discretion.  Memorial donations/contributions are also accepted. If you wish to donate to the Library, please fill out the Library Donation Form.