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Special Announcement:

The computer Commons will open at 9:00 a.m. on 2/22/19.

Hours & Location

Spring 2019

         February 4th                     - June 3rd

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


7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Contact: 818-778-5725

Computers, tables, and chairs in the Computer Commons lab.

Computer Commons

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As one of the four areas that make up the Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is an open computer lab, provided to support Valley College students’ academic needs. The lab offers use of a wide variety of software, internet access, printing, scanning, and copy services.

The lab has 95 Windows computers and 2 iMac stations. Headphones and flash drives can be borrowed with your student ID card.  There are also two group study rooms available.  Students can print in black and white for 10 cents a page, and in color for 25 cents per page.  Printing instructions are posted at the print release station.  There is also a black and white copy machine to make copies for 10 cents per page.

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

To use the Computer Commons, students must be enrolled at LAVC in the current semester and have an LACCD student ID number.  Food and drink are not allowed in the lab.  Children are not permitted entry to 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 the use of 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!

 The other three areas of the Academic Resource Center:

  • Writing Center – Call to make a tutoring appointment for writing, or attend a writing workshop.
    -  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

Additional Resources:

  • Library - In addition to books and learning materials, the library has computer stations, printing, scanning, a copy machine, and group study rooms available.
    - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) lower level. -
  • Student Services Division - Student Services is the division of the college involved with student development outside of the confines of the classroom.
  • Virtual Valley help desk - For technical help accessing online classes.