Library should accept student ID number to checkout textbooks

By: Dy’Mond Dozier When using your identification cards you would think you only need them along with your license or when you’re trying to do something important. Here at East Los Angeles College, however, you need your ID card to just use a library book. Everyone knows that college years can get to be very stressful. Having to remember to grab everything in the morning, along with your student ID,…

May 20, 2017

Students petition for longer library hours

By Bianca Garcia Students for Political Awareness President Christopher Cruz and Non-Traditional Student Union President Pedro Flores Jr. have partnered to create a petition to extend the Helen Miller Bailey Library hours. Although East Los Angeles College offers many resources to students, not all are being made accessible to every student on campus. The reason for the petition is to help the non-traditional students have full access to the library…

May 15, 2015

Extended main campus library hours

The Helen Miller Bailey Library will offer extended hours in addition to its regular hours starting in May. The following is the correct schedule for spring 2015. Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Weekday evenings: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. May 26, 27, 28 June 1, 2, 3, 4 For more information, contact Library Chair Erika Montenegro at

May 1, 2015

Unproductive students in library distract the rest

By Amber Paramo and Cortez Cruz Serrato As of Spring 2015, East Los Angeles College library has not been the environment it once was quiet and accessible. ELAC’s library is a place where students should be able to concentrate, study and focus. Nothing is more important than the level of silence that helps create the library’s environment. With loud volume of voices, music and conversations the library is no longer…

March 4, 2015

Prevent plagiarism and spare your paper

December 4, 2014

By Amber Paramo East Los Angeles College library offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, one of them being on how to cite properly and avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s work and failing to give credit to the source. A person’s work can range from written articles, essays, books, websites and direct spoken words. Amy Guy is part of the Helen Miller Bailey Library personnel and is…


Campus library hours impede students’ needs

December 3, 2014

By Gil Milanes With more than 30,000 students at East Los Angeles College, the Helen Miller Bailey Library hours of operation and basic students needs are not being met. The college library was recently remodeled with state of the art equipment on both of its two floors, but it still lacks in providing flexible hours of operation for the college students. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 8…


Former ELAC student pays homage to instructor

By Cristina Galvan   Rita Soza remembers her times with teacher Helen Miller Bailey fondly. Soza is currently working on a biography on Bailey. Besides having the library named after her, Bailey left a strong impact on many of her students, including Soza. Soza attended Elac in the Early ‘70s.  She took two classes with Bailey, which were Western Civilization 1 and 2. After receiving her Associates degree, Soza attended…

March 13, 2013

East LA College honors Bailey’s contributions

October 30, 2012

  By Luis D. Marquez   Students have had access to the Helen Miller Bailey Library since the semester began. East Los Angeles College held a rededication ceremony last Thursday. The ceremony brought current and former campus and district leaders, Bailey family members, students and community members to celebrate the contributions of Helen Miller Bailey to the community of ELAC. Students now have access to a state-of-the-art facility where they…


Renovated library open despite delays

  By Brian Villalba   After months of delays and logistics problems, the Helen Miller Bailey Library has opened, offering more student space and state-of-the-art technology. Most of the upgrades to the library were ready for the opening, but the books could not be moved in as the bookshelves were not up to the Division of the State Architect code specifications. Also, the books were moved in the summer heat…

September 19, 2012