How to use the library catalog

The library catalog allows you to locate our  books, DVDs, periodicals, and more. This is also where you can access your library account to renew or reserve items.

Searching the catalog is easy! Just type what you are looking for in the Search box and hit enter. When you find what you are looking for, click on the title then the “Holding” tab to see if it is in and where it is located.

Search the catalog

How to understand a call number

Library of Congress Call Number Outline

 How to get started with

1) You can get to the login page from the library’s webpage — follow the link that says “Library Database, Course Reserves + Online Tools Menu” from  This link will take you through our EZ Proxy login page, which you can log in to using your LCAD credentials; These should be the same as your LCAD email login and password.

You can also get to the LCAD library network via EZProxy:

2) Go to the registration page under “Software Training” on the left column. You will then need to register with using your LCAD email address with the following password requirements: at least 6 characters with a letter and number, and no sequential letters or numbers like 123, abc, etc.

3) If you look along the top left and top right, and you see the words Hi, member and log out, this means you should have access while off-campus, without having created an account. If so, you should have access to all of our courses in the library. Try going to a course and seeing if you have full access to all of the videos.

Happy learning!


How to renew materials online

1) Make sure you have registered your PIN with the library. If you’re not sure, check with the library staff.

2) From the LCAD library webpage, you can click on “Search the Library Catalog” or go directly to

3) Click “Log On” from the Account box in the upper right hand corner.

4) Enter your username and PIN.

5) Click on the “Items Out” tab.

6) Select the item(s) you would like to renew and click the “Renew” button.

7) If the items were eligible to be renewed, you will see the new “Due On” date below the title. If there is a reason why the item can not be renewed, an error message will be displayed on the screen. Reasons why you may not be able to renew include:  item is overdue, reserved for another patron, not renewable, or it has already been renewed twice.

Questions? Email us at or call us at (949)376-6000 ext. 225.



How to cite a source

Citation and Caption Examples

The Purdue OWL MLA Guide

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Liberal Arts Syllabus Addendum_2014

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How to check out books, DVDs, skulls, etc.

If you are registered with the library, you can use your student ID to check out library items. If you have not registered with the library, please come in and fill out a form to become a library patron.


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U.S. Copyright Office


Copyright Clearance Center – Get the Facts


Copyright and Fair Use (Stanford University Libraries)


California Lawyers for the Arts