Introduction to the Library

Introduction to the LAFS Library

Welcome to The LAFS Library!

Mission: The Library’s goal is to provide direct support for the educational mission of the school, by selecting and organizing current and relevant books, media, and digital resources; to assist students and faculty in locating and retrieving information effectively, and to assist in the educational and professional development of students.

Reminder:

The LAFS Library is physically closed until further notice, but we are open virtually!! If you need to reach out to the Library, we will be available to provide assistance by phone 323.769.2705 and email lafslibrary@lafilm.edu.

Library Virtual Hours
Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Library Website
library.lafilm.edu

Collections

You can find our collections  by visiting our digital Library Catalog, KOHA. It  is used to find materials based on author, title, subject, or format. Check out Koha to search for books, screenplays, films, magazines, and more! We have the following items (on-campus and online):

      • Books
      • Films
      • Screenplays
      • Storyboards & Treatments
      • Magazines
      • Games
      • Audio & Music CDs
      • Electronic Resources
      • Course Reserves
      • Reference Books

If you would like to have a library account to login to Koha, please fill out the Library Application Form here. You will soon receive confirmation once your account has been created. 

If you already have an account with us, there’s no need to fill out the form, you can start logging in and accessing some of the features of Koha.

NOTE: You DO NOT need a Library Account to access the collection! The catalog is made public, but you do need to sign in with you LAFS creds to access some of the  electronic resources. 

Services:*

The Library seeks to provide the following services that support the LAFS community with the best possible environment and resources for research. View the Services page on the Library site to learn more.

      • Circulation
      • Computers & Other Equipment (i.e. Headphones,  MIDI Keyboards, etc)
      • Printing & Scanning
      • Study Space
      • Info Helpdesk
      • Library Monthly Orientations

*Some services are currently limited due to COVID.

Research

It is important, even for an artist, creator, or designer, that you know how to conduct research; it’s not just for scientists or medical doctors. Through your journey here at LAFS, you will understand the importance of Information Literacy, which means to be information literate. You must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively.  Visit the Research Guide to start your search!

Databases

Our popular page is our A-Z Databases. A research database is a set, or collection of data, which is gathered and made available online. Most of the databases you will be using here, come from academic or open access libraries.

Often, you will need to sign in with your LAFS credentials upon accessing some of these Databases. For further instructions on how to access or do simple searches, you may find helpful guides under the Tutorials page. 

Tutorials 

The Library team has created helpful instructions on  how to access, login and do research in several of our databases. Other tutorials about navigating the Library website and Koha can also be found here.    

Subject Guides

The Subject Guides are developed by our Library Staff that focuses on a specific subject areas. In any of our Subject Guides you may find databases relevant to the subject area and links to books, websites, journals, magazines, and more!

Don’t forget, learn and utilize as much as you can about the information available to you provided by the Library!