LBCC Help is Here for You!


Dear Students,

It has been almost a week since Long Beach City College has transitioned the majority of classes to remote instruction. Some of this has gone relatively smoothly, but we know that there are others who must be feeling quite frustrated and lost.

Hundreds of LBCC faculty and staff are sitting at their home computers and want to do their best to assist you during these challenging times. Here are a few things to take advantage of right now:

Canvas Student is Free to Download

Having Canvas Student on your smartphone or tablet can help you be connected to your classmates and instructors. You can download the Canvas app onto your device at no cost. Go to the Apple Store or Google Play to search for “Canvas Student.” The student app will be red, and the button will state “Find my school” and give you an option to indicate if you are a faculty or student. This will then lead you to the Viking Portal. If you have questions or need student support with Canvas, contact the Student Technology Help Desk at  or (562) 938-4290.

Are You in Need of a Laptop This Semester?

Long Beach City College is partnering with a non-profit organization called “human-I-T” to provide low-cost computers and internet plans to support you in participating in your coursework remotely.

Adobe Creative Cloud

As a result of the campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms are not available. However, Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for students and faculty, so that they can continue their work remotely.

LBCC Viking Bookstore at LAC

The Barnes & Noble Viking Bookstore will provide access to e-texts to students for classes have been moved to remote instruction/online. Check out the e-textbooks and digital course materials that are offered online now at VitalSource Bookshelf.

The Liberal Arts Campus Bookstore is also taking online orders and providing curbside pick-up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Order online at and select the “pick-up” option. When you arrive at the bookstore (corner of Harvey Way and Faculty Avenue), call (562) 938-4223 and provide them with your order number.

Late-Start Classes Starts April 2

By taking advantage of the services provided above, you might be feeling more confident to add a few more units. Or perhaps, you dropped a class thinking it would be too much to handle when COVID-19 became prevalent to our lives. There is still time to make the most out of this semester! Check out the list of offerings for our Eight Week classes that start on April 2.

General Questions and Information

And don’t forget that the LBCC Call Center is available for general questions and info at (562) 938-4111. Please know that Long Beach City College is an email or phone call away.