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Hours & Location:

Fall 2021         

August 30TH - December 18th

Monday-Thursday:        7 am – 9 pm             Friday:                                   7 am - 2:30 pm 

Entry to the lab ends 15 minutes prior to lab's closing time.         


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

Contact: 818-778-5725


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Computers, tables, and chairs in the Computer Commons lab.

Welcome to The Computer Commons Lab!

Academic Resource Center (ARC)

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~ The Computer Commons Lab - On Campus ~

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, internet access, printing, scanning, and copy services.

Equipment - The lab has 95 computers with Windows 10, and two iMac stations. Headphones and flash drives can be borrowed with your student ID card.  There are also two group study rooms (*Available Post-Epidemic).  Students can print or make copies in black and white for 10 cents a page, and print in color for 25 cents per page *(We're currently transitioning to a new pay for print system).  A high resolution scanner is also available for use in the lab. 

Policy - To use the Computer Commons, students must be enrolled at LAVC in 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, and 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.

Employment - If you're interested in joining our staff as a student worker, a volunteer or through the Federal Work Study program, please contact Rob at the Help Desk, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 2 pm, or via email.  You can also use this application submission form.


              - Call to make a tutoring appointment for writing, or attend a writing workshop.

               - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 229

             - Offers tutoring in most academic subjects.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 213

  • Math Lab (Also part of the Academic Resource Center)

             - Offers math tutoring.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 226

  • Library - In addition to books and learning materials, the library has computers, printing, scanning, a copy machine, and group study rooms.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Ground Floor.

  • 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

            - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 232

  • Group Study Rooms (Library) - There are six rooms that can be reserved online for groups of two to four, and eight rooms that accommodate five to eight people.  The rooms can be reserved for up to three hour time periods.
  • Group Study Rooms (2nd Floor of LARC) There are three rooms that can be reserved online for groups of up to six, and one that fits up to eight people.  The rooms can be reserved for up to two hours at a time, and are managed by the General Tutoring Center in the Northwest corner of the building (room 213).

If you're interested in becoming a tutor for the Academic Resource Center, click here. To be able to view and apply for Co-op Jobs and create a College Central Network account, click here,