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Library Hours

Fall 2017 


Monday - Thursday:

8 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.


Friday and Saturday:

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Closed Sundays and college holidays

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General Library Information



March 28, 2017

The Library will be closed March 30 - April 9 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day and Spring Break. Have a great holiday!

March 3, 2017

It's Women's History Month! Celebrate with America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines and learn about women who helped shape the nation and defined what it means to be female in America.



February 15, 2017  

The Library is CLOSED Friday, Feb. 17 - Monday, Feb. 20 for President's Day weekend. Enjoy your holiday!








February 6, 2017

Welcome to spring semester!

The Library is celebrating Black Heritage in February. Stop by the LARC to see the display near the reference desk, or explore our virtual display online.


December 2, 2016

DE-STRESS in the Library by taking a "coloring break." Look for the coloring table near the reference desk (north side of the Library building). Grab some crayons, draw your stress away, and display your masterpieces in the Library's Coloring Gallery through Dec. 16!


October 14, 2016

LAVC is celebrating Latino Heritage this month, and the Library has many resources that celebrate, reflect upon, or analyze the Latino cultural experience. Explore our virtual display to learn what's available in the Library, online and around Los Angeles.

September 12, 2016


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is LAVC's selecton for its 2016-17 One Book, One College program. Check out our research guide to learn more about the book and see examples of student work. Be sure to stop by the Library to see the Henrietta Lacks display near the periodicals desk. 



August 30, 2016

Welcome to Fall, Monarchs! 

If you're still waiting for a textbook to arrive, the Library has your back. We have many textbooks on reserve for 2-hour library use. We sometimes carry older editions you can take home. Come on by to find out more!

July 14, 2016

The Library is closed from July 15 - August 28. We will reopen for the fall semester on August 29.


June 3, 2016

The Library is closed from June 7 - June 12. Please return all books by June 6th to avoid fines. We will reopen on June 13 for the summer session.

And just in time for your summer break, the Library now offers Kanopy to LAVC students and faculty. Kanopy is an online streaming video service with more than 26,000 films you can watch from home!




April 18, 2016

Exciting news! You can now reserve group study rooms for up to 3 hours at a time. Book your study room online to guarantee 3-hour availability. 

Beginning Monday, April 25, all study rooms will become reservation-only. You MUST book online to use a library study room.

April 14, 2016

Check out the Library's virtual display Torn From the Headlines in honor of the April 14 "Freeway Lady" ribbon-cutting. Through Los Angeles Times clippings, we trace the battle surrounding this important work of public art, and celebrate the great Lady's retirement at LAVC. Also, be sure to explore our guide to public art resources in the Library and around L.A.



March 30, 2016

Though our website is open 24/7, the Library building is closed March 31 - April 8th for Cesar Chavez Day and spring break. We will reopen Saturday, April 9th. 

Feb. 19, 2016

The Library is celebrating LAVC Black Heritage Week and African American History Month with a virtual display. Take some time to explore our guide to what’s available in your library, community, and around the web.

Feb. 8, 2016

Welcome to the Spring Semester! Stop by the Library to see which textbooks we have available for your classes.

Remember, the Library is closed Feb. 12-15 in honor of President's Day. 

Dec. 16, 2015

The Library is closed starting Dec. 20 and will reopen Jan. 4. Please return your books on or before Dec. 19 to avoid fines. Happy Holidays!

Dec. 3, 2015

The Library now provides access to Intelecom,  a streaming educational video database.  Intelecom is closed-captioned and features 6,500+  lessons and clips in more than 40 subjects.

Nov. 2, 2015

The Library is celebrating LAVC Latino Heritage Week! Explore our virtual display highlighting books from our collection alongside digital collections in the greater Los Angeles area.

Oct. 12, 2015

An LAVC student has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest American films of all time for the Library. You can learn more about her campaign and donate here.

Sept. 28, 2015

You asked, we listened. The Library has extended its weeknight evening hours until 8:45 p.m.  Pay us a visit after dark – we’re here to help!”

Sept 22, 2015

Check out our featured database, National Geographic. This database includes a complete archive of National Geographic magazine – every page of every issue – along with a collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic magazine to the popular National Geographic Traveler and hundreds of books, maps, videos and images, this database will transport visitors to new and far-flung places.