How do I access Library materials from off-campus?


To use the library's online resources (such as databases) off-campus, all students and faculty must go through an authentication process using your ACE account. ACE accounts are automatically assigned to currently enrolled ELAC students and faculty. 

Note: ELAC staff may request an ACE account from the IT department.


  • All students who are enrolled in at least one class at ELAC, except for Community Services classes at present, are automatically assigned an ACE account.
  • Login directions for students:
    • Username = Nine-digit ELAC (or LACCD) student ID number.
    • Password = ElacMMDD (The “E” must be capitalized, and MMDD = your four-digit birth month and date)


  • All discipline (teaching) faculty are automatically assigned ACE accounts. 
  • Login directions for faculty:
    • Username = Your username is generated from a faculty’s name using the [first six letters of the last name] + [first initial] + [middle initial]. For instance, Mark R. Robinson would have the username robinsmr
    • Password = The default password is “Elac,” followed by the last six digits of the faculty’s employee number. For example, if Mark Robinson’s employee number is 10712345, his password would be Elac712345. Make sure the “E” in Elac is capitalized.
    • Note: Some employee numbers are 6-digits and others are 8-digits. In the case of 8-digits, use the last six.

If you have additional questions about your ACE Account or accessing library resources remotely, please contact the library for further assistance. 

  • Last Updated Sep 01, 2021
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  • Answered By Rita Suarez

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