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Library Circulation Policies

Eligible Borrowers

Only currently enrolled Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) students and currently employed faculty and staff members are eligible to borrow materials from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Library Cards

The Library does not issue library cards; to borrow library materials you need to present your LACC Cub ID card or Student ID from any of the LACCD nine campuses. Alternatively, if your Student ID is missing, an Unofficial Enrollment Verification plus one other current form of picture identification (e.g. California ID, California driver’s license, or a current passport) will be accepted. 

ITV students may check out textbooks for 2 hours (use in Library) with either a current California ID, current California driver’s license, or a current passport.  ITV students cannot check out other library materials unless they are also enrolled at LACC in the current semester/session.

College employees must complete an MLK Library Card Application and show a valid LACC Cub Card ID for Faculty or Staff in order to obtain a library card.

Loan Periods
  • Books: 4 weeks, no renewals
  • Periodicals:  Use in Library
  • Reserve Textbooks:  2 hours (Use in Library), no immediate renewals
  • Reserve Materials:  1 week, no renewals
Overdue Fines

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

  • 2 hour Textbooks:  $1.00 per hour up to $100.00
  • Reserve Materials:  $1.00 per day up to $60.00
Lost Materials

All library users are responsible for lost library materials.  The replacement policy is as follows.

  • Books:  Replacement cost of a book, plus a $10.00 processing fee.
  • Periodicals:  $10.00, plus a $2.00 processing fee.
  • Reserve Textbooks:  Current price of the item, plus a $10.00 processing fee.
  • Reserve Materials:  Current price of the item, plus a $10.00 processing fee.
Damaged Materials

Items which the Library judges to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the Circulation/Periodicals Department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.

Library Holds

Students with outstanding fines will not be allowed Library circulation privileges.  If fines are not paid, students’ records will be placed on hold, and this will prevent any Admissions Offices processing, including, but not limited to, future registration, issuing of grades or transcripts, and graduation from the college.

 President's Day Weekend Closure

Library will be closed:
Friday Feb. 15 through
Monday Feb. 18, 2019

Library will reopen:
at 7:30am
on Tuesday, Feb. 19

 Spring Library Hours

Spring 2019 Semester

February 4 - June 3, 2019

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:30am. - 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Closed Sundays and
School Holidays

 Contact Us

  • Telephone: (323) 953-4000
  •   Reference ext. 2406
  •   Circulation ext. 2395
  •   Library general ext. 2400

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911