Learning Resource Center
Location: Lodgepole | Visalia Campus | Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm | Friday: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm | Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Visalia encompasses the Library, Tutorial Center, Math Lab, Writing Center and Student Computer Helpdesk. All students are invited to use these services. The first floor is comprised of a large computer lab with printers and staff to assist students and faculty, a reference librarian available at all open hours to assist with research and accessing resources, our periodical (newspaper and journal) collection, reference collection, Circulation Desk, large group study rooms, and all LRC Tutorial services (i.e. General Tutorial, Math Lab and Writing Center).
The second floor holds most of the print collection. There are tables, lounge seating, study carrels, and group study rooms where students can find a quiet place to work or to read. There are also two classrooms upstairs for regularly scheduled classes and workshops (Lodgepole 203 and 205). Both of these rooms are equipped with the latest computer and audiovisual equipment.
Phone: (559) 730-3820 or (559) 737-6241
The Tutorial Center provides small group tutoring and walk-in tutoring for a variety of subjects, including Math, English, Chemistry, Biology and Computers. The Tutorial Center is located in the Learning Resource Center (Lodgepole Building). The center is open Monday through Thursday 7:30am-7:30 pm and Fridays 7:30am-3:30pm. There is helpful information available in the center at no cost. It includes information in the areas of note taking, study skills, test anxiety, improving memory and test taking. Tutoring is also offered at the Hanford and Tulare Centers.
Distance Education Support Services
The LRC supports distance education students by offering the following services:
- Online library resources: All students have 24 hour access to thousands of online resources through the Library’s academic databases and eBook collections.
- Computer Helpdesk: The LRC Student Computer Helpdesk exists to help students with computer login on campus and assist students in accessing their COS email, Banner Web, Blackboard and Canvas accounts.
Location: Education Building | Hanford Campus | Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Hanford Education Center LRC offers Library and computer lab services. General tutorial, Math Lab and Writing Center services are available in the Student Success center (room E65). The Library in Hanford houses a limited print collection based on the course offerings of the campus; however, students are encouraged to request Library materials from the Visalia campus through the interlibrary loan system.
Location: Upstairs in Building A | Tulare Campus | Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Tulare College Center LRC offers Library, computer lab, Math Lab and Writing Center services. Other subject tutoring is available upon request. The Library in Tulare houses a limited print collection based on the course offerings of the campus; however, students are encouraged to request Library materials from the Visalia campus through the interlibrary loan system.