Frequently Asked Questions (Updated for Spring 2021)
We do not have a reopening date available at this time. The ELAC campus and library are closely monitoring the LACCD and LA County public health guidelines in determining when we can reopen.
Yes! Librarians are available to help via the library’s homepage https://www.elac.edu/Explore/Library. Use the "Ask Us 24/7" pop-up to chat.
Yes! Library staff are available to help via the library’s homepage https://www.elac.edu/Explore/Library. Use the "Ask Us 24/7" pop-up to chat.
The library building remains closed and we are not able to check out books or materials at this time.
We are not accepting book returns at this time and ask that you hold on to any library materials until the ELAC campus and library are able to safely reopen or facilitate another book drop-off event.
Book due dates have been automatically extended once again and are now set to be due February 4, 2022. (First extension was to August 28, 2020. Second extension was to Feb. 5, 2021.) Late charges will not be assessed during this time.
No. Please hang on to your books until the library is cleared to safely reopen.
The library does not have electronic copies of textbooks. Textbook rentals and purchases can be made online through several textbook companies including Chegg and Amazon Textbook Rental, and you can order textbooks from the ELAC Bookstore online or by phone 323-265-8720. Be sure to compare textbook prices across platforms before deciding which textbook to rent or buy!
(Please note that websites like Library Genesis and Sci-Hub contain pirated materials under copyright.)
No. RedShelf and VitalSource are no longer offering free access to electronic textbooks.
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