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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Library opened June 23, 2008 at the northeast end of Los Angeles City College near the corner of Willowbrook and Vermont Avenues.  The building has three floors with ample lighting and windows, 17 group study rooms, two computer areas, wireless access, study carrel, table, counter and lounge chair seating areas, two library computer classrooms, and two conference rooms.


The MLK Library offers campus users access to a collection of 150,000 books, 130 periodical and newspaper subscriptions, online databases, and microforms.  Remote access to online databases is provided for students enrolled in the current semester or session and for faculty.




The Reference Center is located on the first floor of the library.  It contains Reference books (general and subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc., and a law collection), 36 student computers, and a print station providing black-and-white printing and copying.  A Librarian is available to answer questions and assist with research.

Phone number is:  (323) 953-4000 ext: 2406




The Circulation/Periodicals Desk is located on the first floor of the library.  From this desk, you can check out books from the general collection, textbooks, reserve material, and request magazines, newspapers, and microfilm for in house use.  Current magazines and newspapers are located on display shelves across from the Circulation/ Periodicals desk with lounge chairs and table seating. 

Phone number is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2395 




Black-and-white photocopy machines are located in the Copy Center across from the Circulation/Periodicals Desk and at the Print Station on the first floor.
Black-and-white printing is available at the Print Stations on the first and second floors. A color copier is available at the Second floor Print Station, as well as a color printer.  For printing, you can pay with coins, dollar bills, or from your student account.  A machine to add value to your student account is located on the second floor near the Print Station.  For photocopying, you can pay with coins or dollar bills.

Copy Center Phone is: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2395

First Floor Print Station Phone is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2406

Second Floor Print Station Phone is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2396


Computers / Wireless Access


The building has wireless access and electrical outlets for students bringing in their own computers.  On the first floor, the library provides 36 student computers, 5 public computers (with time limits), and 1 computer dedicated to online book catalog search.  On the second floor, 150 student computers are available.  Students must log in to use the student computers and for wireless access.

First Floor Print Station Phone is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2406

Second Floor Print Station Phone is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2396


Technical Services


Technical Services is located on the second floor of the library.  This department orders and catalogs the books.

Phone number for Acquisitions is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2401

Phone number for Cataloging is:  (323) 953-4000 ext. 2409, 2404


Library Policies


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


Library Cards:


Library materials circulate to LACC students enrolled in the current semester and to college employees.  The Library does not issue individual cards to students.  All students are expected to present the LACC Cub ID card or an official current Registration Receipt plus one other current form of picture identification to obtain library materials.  (Ask library employee which IDs are acceptable.)  LACC Cub ID card can be obtained from the Administration Building, Room 105, with a current Registration Receipt plus any picture identification.


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.


Overdue Fines:


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


  • Books:  $ .10 per day up to $5.00
  • 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.




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