LAVC Student Union Building

Welcome to The Computer Commons Lab!

The Computer Commons Lab

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*The Lab will be open for the Summer Session I and II Terms

(S1: June 10-July 14)

(S2: July 15-August 18) 

We will be open on June 3rd from 7am-7:15pm!
   Monday through Thursday, 7am - 7:15pm and Friday, 7am - 4pm 
  • About - The lab is located in the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor, above the library. As one of the four areas that make up the Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is an open computer lab, designed to support Valley College students’ academic needs. The lab offers a wide variety of software (Final Draft 13, Photoshop etc.), internet access, printing, scanning, copy services, two group study rooms, and a dedicated support staff at the Help Desk.
  • Equipment - The lab has 98 computers with Windows 10, and two iMac stations. There are two printers available in the lab. One prints, both BW and Color while the other prints B&W only. Wired headphones and wired earbuds, flash drives and white board markers can be borrowed with your student ID card. A high resolution scanner is also available for use in the lab.
  • Printing - Through the internet, you can use this website to upload files into our print queue.
    • Your files will be printable from the kiosks in both our lab, as well as from the library, for 24 hours. The prices for printing is 10¢ for B/W and 25¢ for Color.
    •   Bills, coins, credit, debit, ApplePay, and Android Pay are all accepted forms of Payment.
      • ***Please note that there will be a Pre-Authorization Charge of $10.00 if you use Credit/Debit Card, Apple and Android Pay. Depending on your bank, you should be refunded in approximately 1-3 business days.
    • Associated Student Union members can print up-to 30 pages for free at the Student Union. Please contact the ASU for more information:                 Call 818-778-5517 Or Visit the ASU on the second Floor of the Student Union Building.
  • Policy - To use the Computer Commons, students must be enrolled at LAVC for the current semester and have an LACCD student email address. Food and drink are not allowed in the lab. Children are not permitted entry to the Computer Commons lab, but the LAVC Family Resource Center does allow children with their LAVC student-parents at their Kid-Friendly Study Lounge, where they have four Mac computers with a printer. Check their website for details.
  • Assistance - Dedicated Computer Commons Help Desk staff are available to assist students with the use of computers, printing, scanning, and academic software. The Help Desk staff are not allowed to tutor students, assist with personal, non-college related business, or handle students' personal devices or belongings.
  • Employment - If you're interested in joining our staff as a student worker, a volunteer or through the Federal Work Study program, you can contact Rob or Sean by calling 818-778-5725, emailing, or stopping by the lab. You can also use this application submission form.
  • Writing Center 2nd Floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 224)
    • Tutoring is currently available remotely through Canvas.
  • Multi-Subject Tutoring Formerly known as General Tutoring. 2nd Floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 213
    • Offers tutoring in most academic subjects.
    • Tutoring is currently available remotely through Canvas.
  • Math Lab 2nd Floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 220
    • Offers math tutoring.
    • Tutoring is currently available remotely through Canvas.
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 220
  • MESA - Math Engineering, Science Achievement 
    • Support for students transferring to a 4-year university as a STEM major.
    • Workshops, mentorship, scholarships & internships, tutoring center, STEM Organizations: STEM CLUB & SACNAS and more.
    • Access to STEM counseling, university application assistance, network to the industry, and a place to hang out! (LARC) Room 229
  • Library (LARC) Ground Floor.
    • Study Rooms Available (Must have 2 people to check-in, if you need to check into a study room by yourself, the Computer Commons and Study Lounge have rooms available to check in as 1-person.)
  • Study Lounge 2nd Floor of the Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 226
    • A comfortable space to study with whiteboards, supplies, games, puzzles, and to find more information about ARC tutoring and other services on campus.
    • It's a place to connect with other students and build community. You can bring your drinks and snacks. Come and join us!
  • Student Services Division
    • Student Services is the division of the College involved with student development outside of the confines of the classroom.
    • Student Services Center building
  • Virtual Valley Help Desk
    • For technical help accessing online classes.
    • Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 232

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Office Location and Hours

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

Summer 2024 Term (June 10 - August 18): 

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 7:15pm

Friday: 7am - 4pm