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Online Library Resources

These are the online services available to users off campus.


  • Library materials that are already checked out are now due February 22, 2022.
  • The West Los Angeles College Library is open with new Fall hours. Please visit the WLAC Library website for our hours.  
  • Reference service from a librarian is available online and in person. Visit the Reference Desk during our operating hours. You can also e-mail, call or chat with us. (see the Contact Us tab for more information).
  • Browse through more tabs on this page for access to databases, eBooks, and more. 
  • Click here for the latest information from LACCD about COVID-19. 


Our Databases are available 24/7. Below are some of our most popular Databases:

  • ProQuest: Articles from over 4,000 academic and popular magazines and journals
  • JSTOR: Exclusively academic and scholarly journals for a variety of disciplines, primary sources and books. 
  • EBSCO Academic Search Complete
  • GALE Academic OneFile
  • National Newspaper Core: Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many more newspaper publications. 

    Not finding what you are looking for? Try our complete list of A-Z Databases.

Remote Access

You must be currently enrolled to access the library's databases. Login information for remote access to databases is explained below:


USERNAME = your 9 digit Student ID number

PASSWORD/PIN = your 4 digit date of birth (MMDD format)


Student User name: 881234567 (9 digit student ID)
Student Password/PIN: 0225 (date of birth February 25)

Faculty and Staff

USERNAME = your Network ID (same as your WLAC desktop login)

PASSWORD = same as your WLAC desktop login password

If you are unable to login to the library's databases, please click on one of the forms below to request a password reset. You will receive confirmation via e-mail when our systems librarian resets your password. It may take up to 24 business hours to complete your request.





The library has many databases that contain eBooks. This tutorial shows a step-by-step process for finding eBooks using our Primo OneSearch catalog

Additionally, we have a number of eBook collections listed below:

Other Free Resources

View a complete list of our online research guides. This is where librarians have gathered subject specific lists of databases and other helpful research tips for you. These guides also include help with citation styles.

Free access to Microsoft Office Suite

WLAC students have free access to Microsoft products through the district portal:
1. Login to the portal with your LACCD credentials.
2. Click on "Mail" button and confirm your login.
3. Your online apps will show, but if you want to download Word or PowerPoint to your computer to work offline, click on the "Install Office" button on the top-right

Online media options:

LA County Library offers access to films and documentaries through a variety of platforms. A library card is required.

LA Public Library E-Media and Digital Content. The LA Public Library offers access to many films and documentaries through a variety of platforms. A library card is required 

Virtual Study Rooms

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).

How to Create Your Free Zoom Account:

1. Create a free Zoom account. (Free accounts provide unlimited 1-on-1 meetings and 40 minute meetings for groups.)

2. If you need help with setting up a Zoom account, visit: Getting Started with Zoom or Zoom Tutorials

Sign up for a Virtual Study Room!

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.