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Library Information & Policies

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, 18 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 Collection Development Policy

View the Library Collection Development Policy


 Library Hours

Fall 2019 Semester

August 26 – December 15, 2019

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

Closed Sundays and School Holidays

 Fall 2019 Finals

December 4 –  December 14, 2019

The Library will be open as follows:

Wed. Dec. 4 7:30am – 11:00pm*
Thu. Dec. 5 7:30am – 11:00pm*
Fri. Dec. 6 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat. Dec. 7 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sun. Dec. 8 10:00am – 4:00pm*
Mon. Dec. 9 7:30am – 11:00pm*
Tue. Dec. 10 7:30am – 11:00pm*
Wed. Dec. 11 7:30am – 11:00pm*
Thu. Dec. 12 7:30am – 11:00pm*
Fri. Dec. 13 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat. Dec. 14 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sun. Dec. 15  Library CLOSED

* numbers in bold indicate extended hours

 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