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Spring 2017

Febuary 6th - June 5th

Monday – Thursday:
7:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.

7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

1:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

See the 2016-17 College Calendar Dates for holiday closures


Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor above the library

Contact: 818-778-5725

Computer Commons

Computer Commons


picture of interior of computer lab

The Computer Commons is an open computer lab available to  Valley College students who are enrolled in the current semester. The lab offers use of a wide variety of software, internet access, and printing and scanning services.

The lab has 95 Windows computers and 3 iMac stations. Headphones can be borrowed by using your student ID card, and there are two study rooms that may be used by groups for up to two hours at a time.  Students can print in black and white for 10 cents a page, and color prints cost 25 cents per page. Instructions are posted at the print release station.

The Computer Commons offers students basic assistance with using lab computers and academic software.  This open lab is located in the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor, above the library.

All students using the Computer Commons must be enrolled at LAVC in the current semester and have an LACCD Student ID number.  Children are not allowed in the Computer Commons lab, but the LAVC Family Resource Center does allows children with their LAVC student-parents in their Kid-Friendly Study Lounge, and they have four Mac computers with a printer. Check their website for details.

Dedicated Computer Commons Help Desk staff are available to assist students with use of the computers, printing, scanning, and academic software.  If you're interested in joining our staff as a Co-op student worker, CLICK HERE and create a College Central Network account, to be able to view, and apply for Co-op Jobs.  You may also have the opportunity to earn extra credit in one or more of your classes here, through LAVC's Service Learning program!

Other Labs and Resources:

For in-depth tutoring and other services and resources, visit:

  • Writing Center - Writing tutoring, workshops, and MAC computer lab.
    -  Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 229
  • General Tutoring - Formerly the Learning Center, offers tutoring in most academic subjects.
    -  Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 213
  • Math Lab - Math tutoring.
    - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 226
  • Library - In addition to books and learning materials, the library has computer stations, printing, scanning, and a copy machine available.
    - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) lower level.

    For help with Virtual Valley online classes, contact the Virtual Valley help desk.