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Library Hours

Fall 2019 Hours
(August 26 - December 15)


Monday - Thursday:

8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Fridays and Saturdays:

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Closed Sundays and College holidays

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March 1, 2019

Do you love using the LAVC Library? 
Show your support by participating in our photo shoot. We are staging photos for our website and promotional materials featuring real students like you.

When: Thursday, March 14, 11 a.m.
Where: meet at the Reference desk
How long: About one hour
What to bring: Just you! (and a smile)

February 8, 2019


Feb 11-28, visit the Library to explore one of our many books that celebrate, reflect upon, or analyze Black Heritage. Books will be on display near the Library entrance, available for checkout to take home. Can't get to the Library? Explore our online guide to Library resources on Black Heritage.

December 10, 2018

Finals are here and the Library is at your service with computers, printers, and a wide range of resources to support your final projects. Need a breather? Join us for a Micro Study Break featuring our giant crossword game, coloring, and free swag. Visit our Micro Study Break station near the Reference desk for the rest of the week.

Reminder: We close for the semester on Friday, December 14, at 1 p.m. and will remain closed through January 1st.

The LAVC Library wishes you a fun and festive holiday break!

November 29, 2018

Need extra support as we head into finals week? Fear not -- Crunch Time is back! Get help from Writing Center tutors AND librarians on 12/5 & 12/6. Learn more here.

November 19, 2018

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 - Sunday, November 25 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please have a safe and festive holiday break!

November 5, 2018

Heads up, Monarchs: The Library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in honor of Veteran's Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

October 31, 2018


Celebrate LAVC Latino Heritage Week with the LAVC Library! We have many resources that celebrate, reflect upon, or analyze the Latinx cultural experience.The Library also has a physical display of books near the front entrance. Stop by to see what’s available!

October 23, 2018

At 1 p.m. on November 5, join us for a Left Hand of Darkess-themed scavenger hunt in the Student Center Plaza. See the event flyer for more details.

May 29, 2018

Congrats to the class of 2018! 

The Library will close at 4 p.m. on June 4th and will reopen for the summer intersession on June 11. Through July 11, we are open M - Th, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Library is closed Friday - Sunday.

May 17, 2018


FINALS ARE ALMOST HERE, but you don’t have to sweat it alone! CRUNCH TIME at the LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER (the LARC) is an open lab for research, writing, and poster-making. Bring the assignment(s) you’re working on, buckle down in LARC 100, and tackle any questions with librarians and English tutors.

Check the Crunch Time website for additional details and schedule.


April 11, 2018

alvarez.PNGOne April 25 at 11:30 a.m., join us for a speaking engagment via Skype with Julia Alvarez, author of the 2017-18 One Book, One College selectionHow the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. The event will be held in Monarch Hall and includes a pizza lunch. See the event flyer for more details.


March 28, 2018

The Library will be closed March 29 through April 8 in honor of the Cesar Chavez holiday and spring break. Library chat is still available during the closure and books can be returned through our exterior book drop. Enjoy your break!



February 5, 2018

Welcome to the Spring 2018 semester, Monarchs!

LAVC is celebrating Black Heritage throughout February. The image above is taken from the civil rights graphic novel trilogy "March," by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, which is held by the Library

The Library has many resources that explore Black and African American history. Please see the display case near the reference desk for relevant books, or visit our online display, which includes streaming videos, magazine articles, online archives, and more.

November 27, 2017

Finals got you stressed? Take a micro study break in the Library December 1 - 14. On the first floor of the LARC, you'll find a small-page coloring and simple origami station. When it's time to start studying again, stay downstairs and enjoy the quiet, use computers, and get research support from librarians