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COVID 19 Update:

The Computer Commons is currently closed due to the COVID-19 response.  Once it has been decided that it is safe for us to re-open, the Computer Commons will again be a designated space where students can use computers and receive assistance in support of their classes.  Also In response to COVID-19, social distancing protocols will be in place.  Please check the ARC site for updates about when we'll begin offering remote assistance in the near future.  


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Hours & Location


february 10th -                JUNE 8th

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

 Friday: 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Saturday 2 p.m. - 6 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


About - The lab is located in the Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC), Room 234, on the second floor, above the library.  As one of the four areas that make up the Academic Resource Center, the Computer Commons is an open computer lab, designed to support Valley College students’ academic needs. The lab offers a wide variety of software, internet access, printing, scanning, and copy services.

Equipment - The lab has 95 computers with Windows 10, and two 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 or make copies in black and white for 10 cents a page, and print in color for 25 cents per page. Printing instructions are posted at the print release station.  A high resolution scanner is also in the lab. 

Policy - To use the Computer Commons, students must be enrolled at LAVC in the current semester and have an LACCD student email address.  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 allow children with their LAVC student-parents at their Kid-Friendly Study Lounge, and they have four Mac computers with a printer. Check their website for details.

Assistance - Dedicated Computer Commons Help Desk staff are available to assist students with the use of computers, printing, scanning, and academic software.  The Help Desk staff are not allowed to tutor students, assist with personal, non-college related business, or handle students' personal devices.

Employment - If you're interested in joining our staff as a student worker volunteer or through the Federal Work Study program, please contact Rob at the Help Desk, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 1 pm, or via email.

If you're interested in becoming a tutor for the Academic Resource Center, click here.  To be able to view and apply for Co-op Jobs and create a College Central Network account, click here,


Additional Resources -

              - Call to make a tutoring appointment for writing, or attend a writing workshop.

               - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 229

             - Offers tutoring in most academic subjects.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 213

  • Math Lab (Also part of the Academic Resource Center)

             - Offers math tutoring.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 226

  • Library - In addition to books and learning materials, the library has computers, printing, scanning, a copy machine, and group study rooms.

             - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Ground Floor.

  • Student Services Division - Student Services is the division of the College involved with student development outside of the confines of the classroom.

            - Student Services Center building

            - Library and Academic Resource Center, (LARC) Room 232

  • Group Study Rooms (Library) - There are six rooms that can be reserved online for groups of two to four, and eight rooms that accommodate five to eight people.  The rooms can be reserved for up to three hour time periods.
  • Group Study Rooms (2nd Floor of LARC) There are three rooms that can be reserved online for groups of up to six, and one that fits up to eight people.  The rooms can be reserved for up to two hours at a time, and are managed by the General Tutoring Center in the Northwest corner of the building (room 213).