Library and COVID-19 Updates

LIBRARY AND COVID-19 UPDATES

As of July 2022:

VISITING THE LAFS LIBRARY ON CAMPUS

Students & Staff can access the Library on campus, B1 5th floor, and utilize computers, borrow materials, print, scan, and such!

As we continue our phased reopening, we’re focused on creating safe and welcoming spaces for everyone, and we look forward to seeing you soon. We do recommend that patrons limit their time at the Library. Please check the hours of operation (see below) before visiting the Library. 

LIBRARY HOURS:
Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 8:00pm 

* The above Library Hours are temporary as we are reopening the Library in phases. Please see “Today’s Hours” posted on the Library Site for more accurate hours for the day. 

THE LAFS LIBRARY ONLINE

Many of the Library’s digital services will remain available through the Koha Library Catalog and A-Z Databases guide, which includes research-based articles, online streaming videos, electronic screenplays, and music-related databases. Library Staff will be available to provide assistance by phone and email, so be sure to leave a detailed message. 

WEBSITE
library.lafilm.edu

PHONE:
323.769.2705

EMAIL:
lafslibrary@lafilm.edu

As we continue our phased reopening, we’re focused on creating safe and welcoming spaces for everyone, and we look forward to seeing you soon. 

Please check back for further updates!

COVID-19 LIBRARY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
 

As the Library is a shared public space, please help us take the following safety precautions.

      • To check out library materials: Show or indicate your school issued ID at the Circulation desk. Library Staff will grab the requested library items for the Patron. In addition, Patrons can place holds prior to picking them up at the library via the Koha catalog
      • To return library materials: Please return and place all books and other library items in the book-drop box by the Library entrance. 
      • We will continue in-person staffing of the Circulation, Computer Space, Printing & Scanning, and Info Desk services at this time, but we strongly encourage you to use our virtual Ask a Librarian services for help.
      • At the Circulation Desk, please maintain a safe distance during reference interactions.
      • Wash your hands before and after using public computers and scanners. Please follow the CDC’s guidelines for hand washing.
      • You may also utilize the wipes that are provided at the computer area to wipe down surfaces before/after using any of the Library equipment. 
      • Hand sanitizers are available at the entrance and near the Circulation Desk, upon request. 
      • Library Staff will also wipe down surfaces, printer/scanners, books, and other library materials periodically throughout the day. Returned library items will be wiped down with a cleansing wipe before putting them back on the shelves for circulation.  
      • The computer area is limited to 6 people at a time. Please keep a social distance between yourself and others. The Library is taking measures to spread out and relocate some computers to reduce crowding. 
      • Please limit your time at the Library to 2 hours max.  

The Library reminds you that there are many ways to get help virtually:

      • Call or Text a Librarian at 323.769.2705. This service is monitored by local Library Staff when we are open and available. If we are unavailable to reach you, you can leave a voicemail message and we will respond back as soon as possible. To find out current Library hours, please visit the homepage.
      • Email us at lafslibrary@lafilm.edu. Local librarians will respond as soon as possible (within 24 hours).

Browse through our library website to find more information on news, explore the digital catalog, view subject guides, and more!

THIS BOX IS HIDDEN!!!

LIBRARY HOURS:
Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 6:00pm
Fridays from 8:00am – 5:00pm

* The above Library Hours are temporary as we are reopening the Library in phases. Please see “Today’s Hours” posted on the Library Site for more accurate hours for the day. 

COVID-19 LIBRARY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
 

As the Library is a shared public space, please help us take the following safety precautions.

      • To check out library materials: Show or indicate your school issued ID at the Circulation desk. Library Staff will grab the requested library items for the Patron. In addition, Patrons can place holds prior to picking them up at the library via the Koha catalog
      • To return library materials: Please return and place all books and other library items in the book-drop box by the Library entrance. 
      • We will continue in-person staffing of the Circulation, Computer Space, Printing & Scanning, and Info Desk services at this time, but we strongly encourage you to use our virtual Ask a Librarian services for help.
      • At the Circulation Desk, please maintain a safe distance during reference interactions.
      • Wash your hands before and after using public computers and scanners. Please follow the CDC’s guidelines for hand washing.
      • You may also utilize the wipes that are provided at the computer area to wipe down surfaces before/after using any of the Library equipment. 
      • Hand sanitizers are available at the entrance and near the Circulation Desk, upon request. 
      • Library Staff will also wipe down surfaces, printer/scanners, books, and other library materials periodically throughout the day. Returned library items will be wiped down with a cleansing wipe before putting them back on the shelves for circulation.  
      • The computer area is limited to 6 people at a time. Please keep a social distance between yourself and others. The Library is taking measures to spread out and relocate some computers to reduce crowding. 
      • Please limit your time at the Library to 3 hours max.  

 

The Library reminds you that there are many ways to get help virtually:

      • Call or Text a Librarian at 323.769.2705. This service is monitored by local Library Staff when we are open and available. If we are unavailable to reach you, you can leave a voicemail message and we will respond back as soon as possible. To find out current Library hours, please visit the homepage.
      • Email us at lafslibrary@lafilm.edu. Local librarians will respond as soon as possible (within 24 hours).

Browse through our library website to find more information on news, explore the digital catalog, view subject guides, and more!

As of December 2021:

The LAFS Library will remain virtually open! If you need to pick up any library items, you may do so by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We recommend that you first search the catalog to ensure we have the items you need and place the items on hold if you have a Library Account. You can also contact the Library by phone  323.769.2705 and email lafslibrary@lafilm.edu if you need further assistance. Once the library items are available for check-out, we will email you a confirmation and a link to schedule an appointment at  calendly.com/lafslibrary to pick the items up. 

LIBRARY ON CAMPUS HOURS
Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm

LATE FEES: No late fines will be assessed for overdue & current items, and you can return materials when the Library officially reopens. More information and school updates can be found at lafilm.edu/alerts.

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF: If you would like to drop off your library item, you may do so by dropping them off in the “Book Drop Box” located 5th floor next to the entrance library doors. Faculty and Students are more than welcome to schedule an appointment to pick up Library materials here calendly.com/lafslibrary. Please contact the Library first before making an appointment to ensure we will have the materials available and ready for you to borrow.  

LIBRARY VIRTUAL HOURS
Monday-Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm

WEBSITE
library.lafilm.edu

Many of our digital services will remain available either through our Digital Catalog and our A-Z Databases page, including research-based articles, online streaming videos, electronic screenplays, and music-related databases. 

Once again, everyone’s health and safety are important, and we will evaluate and adjust as new information becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your understanding. 

Please check back for further updates!