Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format).
Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:
User name: 881234567
Here are links to some recommended databases. You can also start searching right away using the search boxes on this page.
Don't forget you can stop by the reference desk any time for help from a friendly librarian!
Gale Virtual Reference Library contains specialized encyclopedias. This is a great starting point for a broad overview of your topic.
This video tutorial may take a minute or two to download for viewing.
Search ProQuest for articles about your topic. It offers a wide breadth of information from a variety of sources, including magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals and more.
Fall 2021 Library Hours
Tuesday: 9am-3pm, 5-8pm
While West Los Angeles College Library is closed, learning online doesn't mean you have to study alone. Just invite fellow students and set a regular study time!
Create and use a free Zoom video conferencing account to meet with other students in a virtual study room (if you already have a LACCD Zoom account, you can skip this step).
1. Create a free Zoom account. (Free accounts provide unlimited 1-on-1 meetings and 40 minute meetings for groups.)
While we can't replicate the nice, quiet study space you've used in the HLRC, here's an option for you to try: virtual study rooms.
To reserve a study room, visit our Appointments page:
Select the date and time you want to reserve, then click Continue.