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  • Circulation & Reserves
    • Locations
    • Course Reserves
    • Book Return
    • Library Account
    • Renewals
    • Holds on Student Account
    • Interlibrary Loan
  • Login Credentials
    • Database Login - Off Campus
    • Student Email - How to Locate
    • WiFi for Students
    • LLRC Desktop Computers
  • Suggest a Purchase
  •  Special Programs & Services (SPS) - Accessibility Request Form
  • Calculators
  • Library Newsletter
  • Surveys & Collected Data
  • Mission Statement
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • LOC Classification & Library Floor Plan 
  • Learning Resource Center (LRC)
    • Tutors, Math Lab, & Writing Lab
  • Zero Cost (OER) & Low Cost Textbook Classes
Suggest a Purchase

 

The library invites faculty, staff, and students to use this form to recommend books and other materials to add to our library collection. Every request will be considered.

Suggest a Purchase

Special Programs & Services (SPS)
Accessibility Request Form

 

Submit this form to request accessibility for a library item. 

The item will be emailed to the student in PDF format within 24 hours. 

If assistance is needed while completing this form, contact a librarian.

Accessibility Request Form

 

 

Library Newsletter
Surveys & Collected Data

Mission Statement

 

The LAHC Library mission is to provide appropriate information and learning resources and instruction in how to identify, locate, and evaluate such information and resources. These services play a major academic role as an extension of the classroom and are an integral part of the learning process.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

 

As a result of attending library instruction sessions, students will understand library classification and its relationship to location of materials within the library.

As a result of attending library instruction sessions, the student will be able to find periodical articles and monographs relevant to the topic he/she is studying.

As a result of attending library instruction sessions, the student will be able to identify bibliographic elements to use in reference lists conforming to standard citation guidelines.

As a result of attending library instruction sessions, the student will be able to evaluate information sources as relevant to their topics to use in reference lists conforming to standard citation guidelines.

Students will use a variety of sources to explore a topic in order to produce documented material directed to a specific audience.

Subject Tutors, Math Lab, & Writing Lab
In-Person & Online
Zero Cost (OER) & Low Cost Textbook Classes

Circulation & Reserves
  • Common
    • Stacks: 2nd floor, circulating (available for checkout) - 28 day checkout
    • New Book: 1st floor, circulating, 28 day checkout
    • Reference: 1st floor, library use only
    • Reserve: 1st floor Circulation Desk, 2 hour - 2 week checkout
    • Being Cataloged: In the system but still being processed, temporarily unavailable
    • Cultural Equity: 2nd floor, circulating - 28 day checkout
    • Children’s: 2nd floor, circulating - 28 day checkout

 

  • Uncommon
    • ‚ÄčArchives: ask library staff
    • Atlas: 1st floor stands
    • Bindery: 2nd floor, library use only
    • Special Collections: 1st floor, circulation desk, 2 hour - 2 week checkout

 

  • Number of items permitted to checkout:
    • Total: 10
    • In the same subject: 5

Location: Circulation Desk

Many textbooks and other course materials are on reserve at the Circulation Desk.

All materials are listed in the library catalog. Click the Reserve Desk link on the catalog screen to search by instructor or course name.

Checkout periods range from 2 hours to 2 weeks.

Valid student ID is required for checkouts.

  • Outside both library entrance/exit doors, 24/7
  • Circulation Desk

You can access your library account here to view checkouts, place holds, and intra-library loans. 

Items cannot be renewed.

A library hold will be placed on a student’s record for the following reasons:

  • Item(s) lost or damages
  • Item(s) not returned before a second overdue notice has been sent
  • Multiple item(s) overdue when the first notice is sent
  • Item(s) not returned by the end of the semester

Available within the nine libraries of LACCD colleges.

You may personally go to the LACCD college that has the item and check it out with your LAHC student ID (excluding reserve and reference materials).

Login Credentials

When you click on a database link, you will be prompted to login. For most databases, you will sign-in with your SIS credentials.

For some databases, you may still need to sign-in with the following:

Students

Username

-First three letters of your last name,

-First letter of your first name

-Last four digits of your student ID number.

Password MMDD (your month and day of birth as four digits)

 

Faculty
If you do not already have a login, contact the 24/7 Librarian Chat on the Contact Us page.

 

View the instruction guide:

Student Email & MS Office Guide

Connect to the lahc-Student or LACCDStudent network

Username and Password: SIS login credentials

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Login Credentials

 

Username

 

-First three letters of your last name

-First letter of your first name

-Last four digits of your Student ID#

Password MMDD
Example

Last Name, First Name: Cruz, Adam

Student ID#: 901234573

Date of Birth: May 1st 

Username: crua4573

Password: 0501

 

Computers are located on the first floor of the library and Learning Resource Center (LLRC).

  • Desktop Computers
  • First come, first served
  • Student login required
  • Internet
  • Microsoft Office
  • Printers

Bring a USB Flash/Travel Drive to save your work, or save all your work to an online account (Outlook or Google Docs). The computers will not allow you to save any work to the desktop or documents folder.  

Please note: the computers, printers, photocopy machines, and circulation desk power-down 15 minutes before the LLRC building closes. 

Calculators

 

TI-84 graphing calculators, TI-36X Pro scientific calculators, and TI-30XIIS scientific calculators can be borrowed for 3 days at a time from the library. 

Check availability ahead of time in OneSearch (found by searching TI-84, TI-36X or TI-30XIIS). Available on a first-come basis at the circulation desk.

TI-84 Plus CE

A graphing calculator for use in math (especially Elementary Statistics) and science courses.

Documentation: TI-84 Plus CE eGuide (Website)

TI-36X Pro calculator               

An engineering or scientific calculator with an easy to use interface. Ideal for algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, and science courses.
 

Documentation: TI-36X Pro Manual  (PDF)

TI-20XIIS

Description: A  scientific calculator with an easy to use interface.  Ideal for algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics, and science courses.

Documentation: TI-30XIIS Reference Guide (PDF)

LOC Classification & Library Floor Plan 

 

HN First letters: The first letter of a Library of Congress call number indicates the general class the call number falls within. In our example, the book is located under H, which is where books on social sciences are classed. If there is a second or third letter, these indicate a specific subclass. HN indicates social history and conditions, social problems and social reform.
59

Numbers that follow the letters: The numbers define the subject of the book. The number 59 is referring to a book about a specific region or country in this case, America.

.T39

Cutter Number (the next set of numbers): The Cutter Number indicates the author or title of the book. It is taken from a table matching names or titles to a set of numbers. In our example, .T39 reflects the first word of the author, Taylor.

2014           Year number: The edition of a volume is the next part of the call number. The year of publication follows the Cutter number to indicate the edition. In our example, 2014 indicates that this edition was published in 2014.