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About ELAC Libraries

About ELAC Libraries

Library imageAbout ELAC Libraries

East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has two libraries, one at each ELAC campus (Monterey Park and South Gate). Together, ELAC Libraries serve over 29,000 students and over 1,000 ELAC faculty (full-time and adjunct), administrators, and staff.

The ELAC Libraries contain approximately 110,000 print books (including special Chicano Studies, Children, and International Languages collections), 85,000 electronic books, 2,500 DVDs, 30 print magazine and newspaper subscriptions, and over 90 electronic databases.

Mission Statement

ELAC Libraries Mission Statement

The East Los Angeles College Libraries promote student learning and faculty teaching by providing relevant print, audio-visual and electronic resources, information competency instruction, and educational technology to meet student, staff, and faculty's information needs.

Monterey Park Campus Library Information

Monterey Park Campus (Helen Miller Bailey) LibraryFront facade of library building


1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Building F3

Monterey Park, CA 91754


Circulation Desk: (323) 265-8758 or Google Voice (323) 393-3262

Research Help Desk: (323) 415-4134 or Google Voice (323) 387-3133


South Gate Campus Library Information

South Gate Campus LibraryFront facade of South Gate Educational Center building


2340 Firestone Blvd., Room 115

South Gate, CA 90280


Circulation Desk: (323) 357-6219

Research Help Desk: (323) 357-6214