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Summer 2016

June 13 - July 15, 2016

Monday – Thursday:
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

See the 2015-16 College Calendar Dates for holiday closures


Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor above the library

Contact: 818-778-5725

Computer Commons

Computer Commons


picture of interior of computer lab

The Computer Commons is an open computer lab available to  Valley College students who are enrolled in the current semester. The lab offers use of a wide variety of software, internet access, and printing and scanning services. The lab has 95 Windows computers and 5 iMac stations. Headphones can be borrowed by using your student ID card, and there are two study rooms that may be used by groups for up to two hours at a time.

Students can print in black and white for 10 cents a page, and color prints cost 25 cents per page. For help with printing, see these instructions, or ask the Help Desk staff for assistance.

The Commons is located in the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor above the library.

All students using the Computer Commons must be enrolled at LAVC in the current semester and have a Universal Internet Access (UIA) login and password. For help in logging in, see the UIA Login FAQ.  If you are enrolled for the following semester, but not the current semester, the library has five computers available for LAVC/LACCD business that do not require login credentials.  These computers are located near the Reference Desk, in a stand up kiosk.

Children are not allowed in the Computer Commons lab, but the LAVC Family Resource Center does allows children with their LAVC student-parents in their Kid-Friendly Study Lounge, and they have four Mac computers with a printer. Check their website for details.

Dedicated Computer Commons Help Desk staff are available to assist students with computer use, printing, scanning, and using academic software. If you're interested in joining our staff for a semester, as a Co-op student worker, CLICK HERE and create a College Central Network account, so you can view, and apply for Co-op Jobs.

Other Labs and Resources

Currently, the Computer Commons offers students basic assistance in using lab computers and academic software. For in-depth tutoring and other services and resources, visit:

  • Writing Center, Library and Academic Resource Center, Room 229 – Writing tutoring, workshops, and computer lab.
  • General Tutoring, Library and Academic Resource Center, Room 213 – Formerly the Learning Center, offers tutoring in most academic subjects.
  • Math Lab, Library and Academic Resource Center, Room 226 – Math tutoring.
  • Library – In addition to books and learning materials, the library has computer stations, printing, scanning, and copying available.

For help with Virtual Valley online classes, contact the Virtual Valley help desk.