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Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Library Building CLOSED Until Further Notice. 


Currently with Covid19 the Library Building is closed and cannot lend physical books at this time. However, students can access our online resources 24/7 - over 200,000 ebooks, millions of newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles in full-text, watch videos, and chat with a librarian 24/7, all online. 

Due dates of previously borrowed items are now extended to the end of Winter Session, February 4, 2022. No fines will be assessed for the duration of this closing. Feel free to keep the books until library reopens, but if you wish, you can return them to the Temporary Library Book Drop, a large silver box located on North Heliotrope Drive at the southwest end of the Administration Building.

Library resources and services remain available virtually. 

Use the Ask-a-Librarian FAQ and chat for assistance with research and other questions. Find more information and resources on our LACC Virtual Library and Student Resource Guide

The Bookstore has put together an “Advance” Textbook program for students to purchase their textbooks and pay over several months. Contact the LACC Campus Bookstore for more information. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Offers:
  • 192 Computers for Students (Including 5 ADA Stations and 2 Tables with Low/High Adjustability)
  • Wireless Access on All Floors
  • Photocopy Center (1st Floor) with 6 B&W Copiers
  • Print Station (1st Floor) with B&W Printing & Copying
  • Print Station (2nd Floor) with B&W/Color Printing & Copying
  • 18 Group Study Rooms
  • Circulation/Periodicals Desk with Textbooks, Reserve Material, Magazines, and Newspapers
  • Reference Center with Faculty Librarians for Research Assistance
  • 150,000 Print Books + 230,000 eBooks
  • 100 Magazine and Newspaper Subscriptions

We hope you find the library inviting and comfortable and that it becomes your favorite place to read, study, use computers for research, and to complete assignments in a safe and quiet environment.

The Library Building is closed. You can return books to the Temporary Library Book Drop located on North Heliotrope Drive at the southwest end of the Administration Building. See the map below.

The Library is located in the North-East corner of the campus, on the corner of Willow Brook Ave. and Vermont Ave, next to the Metro Station. 

Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library is to provide user-oriented quality services, instruction, and resources to support the mission and goals of the College and the curriculum, and the educational and research/information competency needs of students, faculty, staff, and administration.

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Reference (research, resources, general)
  •   Telephone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2406

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Circulation (account, fines, fees, holds)
  •   Telephone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2395

  •   Email:

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 Library Building Closed

Library Building Closed Until Further Notice.
Check your Student email and our website for updates.
Use the Ask-a-Librarian 24/7 chat for assistance with research and other questions.

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


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911