Black History Month 2022

Join us this month to celebrate the many amazing contributions to the entertainment industry made by Black filmmakers, writers, composers and performers. We’ve put together a few examples of what we have in our catalog along with some other great resources that we hope you will enjoy.

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Check Out Our Black History Month Spotify Playlist

Best known for his works with director Jordon Peele, such as: Get Out (2017) and Us (2019).

Notable works include: BlacKkKlansman (2018), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), Da 5 Bloods (2020).

Composed for films such as: Clemency (2019), Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019), Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir (2021), Women of the Movement (2022).

Known for his work on: Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), Bridgerton (2020), When They See Us (2019), and Respect (2021).

An up and coming film composer known for her works on: Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street and A Black Lady Sketch Show.

Brooklyn-born composer known for her works on: Mudbound (2017), The Assistant (2019) and Shirley (2020).

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ongoing Tours & Activities

Big Objects, Big Stories





Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm
This program is free for participants. Registration is required.

Community + Conversation with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm
This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests.

Community + Conversation, Making A Way

Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm
This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests.

Movie Night

Here Are a Few Ways You Can Enjoy Movies by Black Filmmakers

Within Our Gates by Oscar Micheaux

Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence.
I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the “money” scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou’s incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.

Events

Black History Celebration Drive-In Movie in Pasadena

FRO FEST at USC

Black Com!x Day in San Diego

National Black Movie Day

*We do not own the movie trailers or movie posters posted here.

Introduction to the Library

Introduction to the LAFS Library FOR STUDENTS

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.

As of May 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 – 7:00pm 

* 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. 

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 log in to Koha, please fill out the Library Application Form here. You will soon receive a 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 your 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, log in 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 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!

Online Resources

The Library team has added many outside resources (most of these online resources are free) for Students, Alumni, and Staff to utilize for their class assignments or general/personal use.  

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

Library and COVID-19 Updates

LIBRARY AND COVID-19 UPDATES

As of May 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 – 7:00pm 

* 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!

Featured Library Spotlight: Best Live Channels to Follow on Youtube

Library Featured Spotlight: Best Live Channels to Follow on Youtube

We have searched for amazing Live Performance Channels on YouTube and thus have compiled a list of some we think are worth checking out. From our own personal favorites to some of the most popular! Click on the “Watch Here” to be taken to the channel. We also highlighted performances from each channel and hopefully, you will enjoy them!

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Sofar Sounds

Pitchfork

BBCRadio1VEVO Live Lounge

Mahogany

Onstage 2.0

Library Orientation

Want to learn about the Library? The Library Staff are excited to announce a monthly live training event to learn more about the Library and how to access some of the resources needed for your educational and professional development. RSVP in advance to receive a confirmation email containing the event details and invite link. See you there!

Featured Library Spotlight: DJ/Compiled Musics to Follow on the YouTube

Library Featured Spotlight: DJ/Compiled Musics to Follow on the Youtube

We have collected a variety of amazing different playlists on youtube. Our own personal favorite youtube playlists,  we think are too amazing to not share!!! 

Aesthetic Vibes | Future Funk / Vaporwave Mixtape

Turkish Disco and Funk on vinyl

Guest Mix: Psychedelic Cumbia with Krishna Villar

UK Jazz on Vinyl with Yemeksepeti Banabi

Kinissue - Sea Beams 🌊 [lofi hip hop/relaxing beats]

Seoul City BEAT [𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕] 서울 시티 하우스 Korean House Music

VF Live: Kirollus #5

Cami Layé Okún • Vinyl Set • Le Mellotron

Le Mellotron Bomba Tropical (Lucho Pacora) • 45rpm Vinyl Set • Le Mellotron

45 King Boiler Room NYC DJ Set

90's Underground Hip Hop - Rare Tracks (French Connection)

Cowboy Bebop OST Mix

Numero At Noonish w/ Rob Sevier (The Reggae Special)

Numero At Noonish w/ Stephen Arndt (The Moody Garage Special)

Funky Disco House 439 | OLDSCHOOL FUNKY DISCO HOUSE MASTERMIX BY JAYC | SET 3

City Girl | neon impasse [full album] ✨

City Girl | celestial angel

RAINING IN PARIS (Lofi HipHop)

RAINING IN KYOTO (Lofi HipHop)

NIGHTLAPSE - A Chill Synthwave Mix

Old School Reggaeton Mix | The Best of Old School Reggaeton by OSOCITY

Relaxing and Atmospheric Castlevania Music Compilation

Castlevania Music but Lofi hiphop beats Mix

90s Hip Hop but it's Lofi Remixed | Tupac, Notorius BIG, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Wu Tang Clan and Nas

Featured Library Spotlight: Musical Documentaries / Biopics

Library Featured Spotlight: Music Documentaries, Biopics and Live Performances

Music festival season is in full swing! We have missed them just as much as you have. If your favorite festival has been canceled this year or can’t go see them in person, we have found some live performances that will make you feel like you are right there!

We also have found some Biopic’s and Music Documentaries for those of you who want to know a bit more behind the scenes knowledge of your favorite musician or band. 

Monterey Pop

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.

Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar.

With his characteristic verite style–and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock–D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass watching Janis Joplin’s performance in awe.

A Hard Day's Night

Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen, earning them a 1965 BAFTA nomination for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles.

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the Screen, Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment) and a Grammy (Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media).

Woodstock: 3 Days that Changed Everything

Even now Woodstock has deep, lasting meaning. Its mix of music, culture and idealism resonates across the years. It gave youth a voice, changing the music business and social movements forever. Its legacy is strong half a century later. Get inside the story with host Mark Goodman, Ritchie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, John Sebastian, organizer Michael Lang, and Woodstock historian Wade Lawrence.

Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened

The history of the Fyre Music Festival, from its creation through its unraveling. The Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury music experience on a posh private island, but failed spectacularly in the hands of a cocky entrepreneur. 

The Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1968)

Live at the Hollywood Bowl is the third official live album by the American rock band the Doors, released in May 1987 by Elektra Records. The concert was recorded on July 5, 1968, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the Doors’ hometown

Summer of Soul

Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, thousands of people attend the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music and fashion.

Featured Collections: What’s New: eVideos

Library Featured Collections: eVideos

We have a lot of new items here in the Library! Below are just a sample of the new collection – all new eVideos! Visit the Library Website and Koha [add link here] to see what else is new and available for you to enjoy! 

A Man Escaped

In a film based on the writings of French Resistance fighter and POW André Devigny, Fontaine (François Leterrier) is being held by the Nazis at Fort Montluc. When he gets word that he’s scheduled for execution, Fontaine channels his energy into hatching a plan to break out. His plan is interrupted when he is assigned a new roommate. Fontaine grudgingly brings the newcomer in on the escape effort, which involves homespun weapons and an intricate knowledge of the layout of the prison itself.

Close Up

The true story of Hossain Sabzian, a cinephile who impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

David Lynch: The Art Life

The life and career of iconic director David Lynch are explored in more than 20 conversations recorded with him at his home.

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes

The documentary traces the fascinating journey of three comic creators who challenge the notion of race, appearance, and gender stereotypes through cartoons, comics and cosplay. Featuring Keith Knight, Vishavjit Singh and Eileen Alden.

Three Colors Blue

 In the devastating first film of the Three colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But Blue is more than just a blistering study of grief; it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer. Shot in sapphire tones by Sławomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience.

The Vanishing

A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a clinically diabolical mind.. An unorthodox love story and a truly unsettling thriller, Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer’s The Vanishing unfolds with meticulous intensity, leading to an unforgettable finale that has unnerved audiences around the world..

M (1931)

A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann . . . In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

Faces Places: A Road Trip with Legendary Filmmaker Agnes Varda and Photographer J.R.

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. 

Eyes without a Face

At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance, at a horrifying price. Eyes without a face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here, of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty, that once seen are never forgotten.

Featured Collections: Books

Library Featured Collections: Books

Discover our amazing book collection through our Library Koha catalog, ProQuest eBook Central resource, EBSCO eBooks and O’Reilly Online Learning.  Start reading and researching the material that will expand your knowledge and subsequently your work today!

Can’t find what you are looking for? Please make a purchase suggestion! 

View the instructions below on how to access and search for Proquest eBook Central, Koha Books & eBooks, EBSCO eBook. These resources are available to all active Students, Alumni, and Staff! Please remember to login with your lafilm.edu email to be able to access.

Introduction to the Library for Faculty

Introduction to the LAFS Library FOR FACULTY

Tune in for a live session every 2nd Wednesday of every term at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET.
MISSED THE EVENT? A Recording of the event will be posted on the Library-Live page.

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.

As of Feb 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 – 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. 

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. 

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 (i.e. eBooks, eVideos, eScripts, eMagazines, etc.)
      • Course Reserves
      • Reference Books

If you would like to have a library account to log in to Koha, please fill out the Library Application Form here. You will soon receive a 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 your 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.

FACULTY

Circulation Requests

If any Faculty members wish to pick-up library materials during this time, they may do so. Please coordinate a day/time with the Library to ensure their availability and desired library item is put on HOLD.

Collection Purchase Requests

Faculty can make purchase requests if the Library does not own a copy of the desired material. Reasons for a purchase request will be considered along with budget constraints.

Click here to make a purchase suggestion or leave general feedback.

STREAMING VIDEOS

Look through these streaming platforms to find videos that these companies have in stock and available for purchase through the Library! 

eVideos Collection: If you need to view the list of the already purchased licensed videos, click here.  

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

Browse through the eBook databases, EBSCO and ProQuest eBooks, to see the full list of available electronic books that you may want the Library to purchase. You will need to have an account to do so, you may sign up for one here.

eBooks Collection: If you need to view the list of the already purchased licensed videos, click here

Library Monthly Orientation

The Library will be conducting monthly training in regards to utilizing the Library and its resources.  Faculty can reinforce students to attend this event and may use this as extra credit or participation points. Please coordinate with the Library if needed additional training within your class.

Every 2nd Wednesday of the Term 
At 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

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, log in 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 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!

Online Resources

The Library team has added many outside resources (most of these online resources are free) for Students, Alumni, and Staff to utilize for their class assignments or general/personal use.  

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