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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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General Library Information



An photo ID is required to borrow any materials from the Library.

Loan Periods

Books: 4 weeks/10 books at a time

No renewals

Reserve materials: most reserve items are available for 2-hour checkouts. Some items may be checked out for three days.

Laptops and Tablets: 3-hour checkouts

DVDs: one week


Library materials kept past their due date are subject to the following fine schedule:

Reserve materials: $1 per hour
Study room keys: $10 per hour
DVDs: $5 per day
Laptop: $10 per day

Lost and Damaged Materials

All library users are responsible for lost library materials.

Replacement policy:

Regular books: $40 (specialized materials such as textbooks and art books have a significantly higher replacement cost), plus a $10.00 processing fee
Periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets: the cover price of the issue plus a $5.00 processing fee
Reserve material: the current price of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee
Damaged materials: items the Library judges to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the circulation department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.

Off-Campus Access to E-Resources

Students: Off-campus access to electronic resources (ebooks, articles, etc.) requires a UIA account.This is the first part of your LACCD email address (everything before the "@" symbol). Your password is your four digit date of birth (MMDD). Detailed instructions for accessing Library resources from home.

Faculty: To access our databases off-campus, you must login with your UIA (sometimes called "academic") account. This is different from your network account, which correlates to your LAVC computer and email login. If you haven't previously created a UIA login, you can request one from IT at x2489.

Computer Policies

The stand-up computer stations directly across from the reference desk do not require a login and are "Quick Use" only, limited to 15 minutes.

Otherwise, we do not monitor computer use in the library, but we ask that you are considerate of your fellow students. If there is a wait to use a computer, and you are occupying a computer for non-academic tasks, please consider relinquishing your work station. 

If there is a wait to use a computer, and/or a librarian determines that your work is not course-related, you may be asked to leave your workstation.

Animals in the Library

Only service animals are permitted in the Library. We recommend registering all service animals with Services For Students With Disabilities (SSD).


Food and drink are not permitted in the Library. There is no sleeping in the Library. The Library is a place of study; please be respectful and courteous toward other students.