Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I access library resources off campus?

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All the library's electronic resources are available to current students, faculty, and staff to use on or off campus. When accessing resources off campus, you will be directed to a page to verify that you are currently affiliated with the College. Use your campus/email username and password (not your portal or My LC username/password) on the screen. The username will follow the firstname.lastname pattern. If you have forgotten your password, contact the library to reset it. Once you have entered valid credentials, you will be passed through to the resource.
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What are the library's hours?

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The library's regular semester hours are

Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday: 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Any changes or exceptions will be posted.

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How do I find peer-reviewed articles?

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In most library databases, there is a box that you can check to limit your results to articles that are categorized as scholarly, academic, or peer-reviewed. If you cannot immediately locate that box, please contact the library for help.
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What should I do if I receive an internal error message while trying to search library databases?

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Try clearing your browser's cache. Below are instructions for clearing your cache on common browsers.

Safari

To learn more about clearing your cache in Safari, visit Apple Support.

  1. In the Safari menu bar, click the Safari option.

  2. Click the Clear History link.

  3. In the Clear drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.

  4. Click the Clear History button.

Chrome

To learn more about clearing your cache in Chrome, visit Google Support.

  1. On the browser toolbar, click the Chrome menu icon.

  2. Select the More Tools link.

  3. Select the Clear browsing data link.

  4. In the data drop-down menu, select the time range where you want to clear browsing data.

  5. Select the Cookies and other site and plug-in data and Cached images and files checkboxes.

  6. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.

Firefox

To learn more about clearing your cache in Firefox, visit Firefox Support.

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, click the Firefox option.

  2. Select the Preferences link.

  3. Click the Privacy tab.

  4. Under the History heading, click the clear your recent history link.

  5. Select the Cache checkbox.

  6. Click the Clear Now button.

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Where can I find a campus map?

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An interactive map is available at https://www.lacollege.edu/about/location-directions-map/campus-map.

A printable campus map is available at https://www.lacollege.edu/sites/default/files/lc_campusmap.pdf.

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How do I find out what textbooks I need?

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Your syllabus should list any required course materials. In addition, the bookstore is a great resource to consult. Besides visiting the bookstore in person, the bookstore's web page has a course booklist for the current semester. As a reminder, the library does not collect textbooks and they are not eligible for interlibrary loan.
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