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- The Library offers campus and community users access
collection of over 125,000 books, 360 periodical and newspaper
and thousands of pamphlets and microforms. Access is also provided to
resources such as magazine and newspaper indexes, and full-text journal
and magazine article databases. Library facilities offer both
and group study space, a periodicals reading room and easy access to
typewriters, photocopiers and microform reader-printers.
- Monday - Thursday, 8 A.M. - 8:45 P.M.
- Friday, 8 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
- Main Number 818-947-2425
- Circulation Desk: 818-947-2756
- Reference Desk: 818-947-2763 or 818-947-2764
- Periodicals Dept.: 818-947-2428
- FAX: 818-947-2751
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- Georgianna Sampler, Library Department Chairperson and Director of
Library Services; Reference and Collection Development
- Dora Esten, Catalog and Reference Librarian
- Dana Lubow, Electronic Resources, Public Services and
- Xiaoyang Liu, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Adjunct Part-time Faculty:
- Circulation Desks: The Library
desks, the Main Circulation Desk located at the entrance to the Library
and the Periodicals Circulation Desk, located in the Periodicals
Room. The Main Desk circulates books from the main collection and books
from the Reserve Book Room. The Periodicals Desk circulates
newspapers, pamphlets, maps and reserved periodicals and instructor
folders. Both desks close 15 minutes before the Library's posted
time. All materials must be checked out 15 minutes before the Library
- Instructor Reserves: The Library maintains a reserve collection, primarily instructor's
of textbooks and other materials placed on reserve for their courses
material, past tests, periodical issues, photocopies, etc.). The
does not maintain a full collection of the texts used in courses taught
at the college. Instructors are encouraged to place their own copies of
texts on reserve. Books on reserve can be requested at the Main
Desk. Other material placed on reserve can be requested from the
Circulation Desk. Reserve material circulates for two-hour periods and
may not be taken out of the library.
- Loan Periods:
Books: 2 weeks
Periodicals, Newspapers and Pamphlets: 1 week
Reserve materials: 2 hours, in library use only
- Renewals: Books or periodicals
must be returned to
the library for renewal (No telephone renewals), or books can be
renewed online. To renew your library books online, go to the library's
web page at www.lavc.edu/library.html. Select "Catalog" and click on
the MY ACCOUNT label. Choose "Renew My Materials." Enter your student
ID number and PIN. Your PIN is "CHANGEME" until you change it. Press
the ENTER key and select the items to renew. If items were reneweable,
the new due date will appear. Write this on the Date Due Slip
inside the front cover of the book. Limit of 3 renewals
book or Periodical Dept. item. Reserve materials may be renewed in the
library if no
else has requested the item.
- Library Cards: Library
to students enrolled in the current semester and to college employees.
The Library does not issue individual cards to students. All students
expected to obtain a validated LAVC Student ID Card. Cards can be
from the College's Admissions Office. Students must show a validated ID
card or an ID card with a current registration/fee receipt to obtain
materials. College employees must complete a LAVC Library Card
and show a valid LACCD employee ID card and a photo ID in order to
a library card.
- Overdue Fines: Library
their due date are subject to the following fine schedule:
Books--$.10 per day up to the cost of the item.
Periodicals, Newspapers, Pamphlets and Maps--$.20 per day up to the
cost of the item.
Reserve materials--$.50 per hour (or fraction thereof) up to the cost of the item.
- Lost materials: All library
for lost library materials. The replacement policy is: Books--regular
(specialized materials such as textbooks and art books have a
higher replacement cost), plus a $10.00 processing fee. Periodicals,
Pamphlets--The cover price of the issue plus a $10.00 processing fee.
material--The current price of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee.
- Damaged materials: Items the
to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the
department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the
extent of the damage.
- Library Holds: Students with
will not be allowed library circulation privileges. If fines are not
students' records will be placed on hold, and this will prevent any
Office processing, including, but not limited to, future registration,
issuing of grades or transcripts, and graduation from the college.
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Please refer comments, suggestions or questions to:
Georgianna Sampler, Library Director
Last updated: February 27, 2012