Heads up: a photo ID is required to borrow any materials from the Library.
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 4-day checkouts.
Laptops and Tablets: 3-hour checkouts
DVDs: one week
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
All library users are responsible for lost library materials. Replacement fees will be assessed for items that have been lost. 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.
Food and drink are not permitted 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.
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.