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Are the ELAC Libraries open?

The ELAC Libraries are closed until further notice, but faculty and staff are available online to assist you! We will update this guide when we have an OPEN date.

My borrowed items are due soon, what should I do while the library is closed?

Library materials that are already checked out (including books, textbooks, and DVDs) are now due Friday, August 28 to avoid any late charges. 

I would like to return library materials.  If the library is closed, what should I do?

Due to COVID-19, we cannot accept items right now. You may return items when we're cleared to reopen.

I would like to return lost items or pay for them.  What do I do?

We cannot accept items right now. You may return items when we're cleared to reopen.  However, you can request to temporarily lift your library hold.  You also have an option to pay for your lost item online upon request.

I have a hold on my student account, who do I contact to resolve it?

Email, call, or chat with a library staff member. (See below: "Contact Staff for Circulation or Technology Help"; or, use the "Chat with a Circulation or IT Staff" feature on the left side of this page.)

I need help accessing library resources, who do I contact about this?

Email, call, or chat with a librarian. (See below: "Contact a Librarian for Research Help"; or, use the "Chat with an ELAC Librarian" feature on th left side of this page.)

How do I get more information about campus closures?

Need a laptop? Questions about campus closures? Visit the LACCD FAQ and LACCD COVID-19 pages for more information. 

Contact Staff for Circulation or Technology Help

LIBRARY ACCOUNT AND TECH HELP CONTACT INFORMATION

  • While we are closed, you can email any of your library account questions to: elaclibrarycirculation@gmail.com or nga@laccd.edu.  On the subject line of your email, please type either CIRCULATION HELP or TECH HELP, so we can connect with you as soon as we can.  
  • We are also available to chat using the box "Chat with a Circulation or IT Staff." To get started, type in your name and click on "Start Chat" and select your circulation or tech question/issue.
  • If the chat box is offline, you may also text or call us at 323-393-3262. Leave a message and a staff member will return your phone call.

Contact a Librarian for Research Help

RESEARCH HELP CONTACT INFORMATION

While we are closed, you can email your Research Help questions to: library@elac.edu

We are also available to chat using the "Chat with an ELAC Librarian" box. To get started, type in your name and click on "Start Chat"

If the chat box is offline, you may also text or call us at 323-387-3133. Leave a message and a Librarian will return your phone call!