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Resources for Online Classes: Overview

Resources for Students taking Online Classes


Welcome to the Martin Luther King Jr. Library

The MLK Jr. Library of LACC offers 24/7 remote access to a college librarian via chat, over 200,000 eBooks and millions of scholarly articles through our databases. Below are some useful research tools to support you in your classes.

For more information and library hours visit our library homepage at

Explore our Research Skills Guides (i.e. choosing your topic, citing sources, evaluating sources, etc.) and Subject and Course Guides in the links in the navigation panel on the right-hand side of this page.  (Links to an external site.)

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  • The library carries copies of many of the textbooks needed for your classes. Textbooks are available for 2-hour use (within library only), 7-day checkout, and in some cases 28-day checkout (check with your professor if they accept earlier editions).
  • Search the Library Print Book Catalog for availability.
  • To check a book out you will need your LACC Cub ID card or an official current Registration Receipt plus one other current form of picture identification.

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Distance Education Resources

‚ÄčI am enrolled in an online class, what do I do now?

  • Make certain that you list a correct email address in your student profile in the LACCD Student Information System.
  • Look for email messages from the instructor of your online course. These messages will be sent to your official, LACC-assigned student email addresses at
  • Read the current schedule of classes for information about instructor contact and in-person meetings. It is your responsibility to attend mandatory orientation meetings, and you may be dropped for non-attendance,
  • If you do not hear from your instructor within the first 2 days of the beginning of the term send them an email. In your email subject line state your course name and section number, include your complete, official name, and student ID in the body of your message. A complete campus directory may be found here.

Student Services for DE Students

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