Visitor Information

LCAD Student at the Denis and Leslie Power Library on Main Campus in Laguna Beach holding a book while talking to another student, with books in the background, and sculptures.

Visit the Dennis and Leslie Power Library at Laguna College of Art + Design


The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at Laguna College of Art + Design supports the research and curricular needs of the LCAD community by:

  • Providing access to materials and services to support the curricular goals of the college, encourage intellectual discovery, and inspire lifelong learning;
  • Providing instruction to promote and increase information literacy skills;
  • Providing efficient and respectful service;
  • Providing a safe and comfortable place for study, knowledge seeking and community gathering.

Centrally located on the ground floor on LCAD’s historic main campus, the Dennis and Leslie Power Library is the intellectual heart of the college. Our library plays an integral role in supporting instruction in the visual arts and places resources at the fingertips of students from all of our graduate and undergraduate degree programs. The library encourages intellectual discovery and inspires lifelong learning through its wide-ranging print and electronic resources, and it also serves as the home of the college’s historic archives. Providing a safe and comfortable place for study, knowledge seeking and community gathering, the library offers a range of community events throughout the year.

It is important to the library to make our materials and services accessible to all members of the LCAD community. If you have a need for accommodations, please contact the Library Director, Rand Boyd, at, and we will work with

LCAD’s Coordinator for Students with Disabilities to meet your needs in accordance with LCAD’s Disabilities policy as explained HERE.

For instructions on using the library and its resources, click HERE.

Library Hours

Summer Hours

Dennis and Leslie Power Library: Open M-Th 12- 5 PM, Fri-Sun Closed

Big Bend Library: Closed

Contact Information

Circulation Information

Q: Who can check out books from the library?

A: Current LCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni in good standing. Members of the local community and other non-affiliated individuals may use the library and its materials during open hours but do not have circulation privileges.


Q: How do I obtain library circulation privileges?

A:Contact the library staff at or call the library at 949-376-6000 ext. 225


Q: How long do materials circulate?

A: Books and non-current periodicals (3 weeks)

Tutorial, DVDs, video games, and objects (7 days)

Reserve materials (3 days)

Materials that do not circulate include: reference books, current periodicals and special collections materials. All materials (except 3-day Reserves) may be renewed twice.

Late Fees

  • $0.25 per day for books
  • $1.00 per day for reserve materials

Lost Books

Report lost books as soon as possible to stop late fee accumulation. Patron will be responsible for replacement cost of book and any accumulated late fees.

Student Textbook Co-Op

The library provides students with a space where they can buy and sell used textbooks to and from each other. This space is located at the end of the N classification shelves in the central part of the library.

Library Instruction

The LCAD Library offers workshops in the following subjects: how to use the library; Linkedin Learning, EBSCO, ARTstor, and other electronic databases; research skills like narrowing a topic, citing sources, and others; and general information literacy. For more information, contact the Library Director.

Information Literacy and LCAD Library

The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at Laguna College of Art + Design follows the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, which “draws significantly upon the concept of metaliteracy…a renewed vision of information literacy as an overarching set of abilities in which students are consumers and creators of information who can participate successfully in collaborative spaces.” The six information literacy guidelines, or frames, created by ACRL, are outlined below: