Student Support

Science Learning Resource Center


Location: Science Building / Room 245
Phone: 310-434-4907

Welcome to the Science Learning Resource Center, a learning facility for Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences students. The Science LRC is where students come to do their required Lab Hours in Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry 10.

We are conveniently located in the Science Building, 2nd Floor, Room 245, adjacent to the Science Computer Lab.

A variety of materials can be checked out such as anatomy models, chemistry kits, DVD’s, VHS, teacher specific viewing materials, books, microscopes, planetary models, and calculators. The Center is equipped with DVD/video monitors and computers with interactive software. The LRC Conference Room may be reserved by faculty, tutors, and student study groups.

Our staff is available to assist you with LRC usage to optimize your learning experience

Science LRC Hours

Days Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Student Lab Hours

In order to accrue required lab hours, Anatomy, Physiology and Chemistry 10 students must present their SMC student identification card at the LRC checkout counter/ room 242, upon arrival and departure. If the SMC card is not available, a valid picture ID and SMC student ID number is acceptable.

Students must remain in the LRC or Science Computer Lab to accrue time. Signing on at the LRC computers or checking out materials does not count as lab hours. Staff can tell you the number of hours accrued through the previous night.

Science LRC Tutoring

The Science LRC offers free drop in tutoring for students enrolled in science courses at Santa Monica College. Exceptional student tutors offer assistance in science-related subjects such as Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Physics and Physiology. For the most current information on available tutoring and times, students should consult the Science Tutoring Schedule or the schedule posted on the door of Science LRC Room 245.

Contact the Science Tutoring Coordinator at 310-434-4630 for any additional questions on your tutoring needs.

LRC Materials and Conference Room

Please be respectful of your fellow students, materials and study environment. We ask that cell phone calls, eating, and drinks in open containers be enjoyed outside of the room.

  • LRC materials: LRC items may be checked out to currently enrolled students with a valid picture ID and student ID number. Items must remain in the room. Checking out materials does not count as lab hours.

  • Checkout limit is four items at a time, except during finals or mid-terms week when the maximum number of items may be reduced to allow a greater number of students access to the materials.

  • Circulation period for checked out items is three hours. A fine of $0.50 per item, per hour is charged for overdue materials.

  • A full listing of items that can be checked out may be found in the Science LRC / checkout counter room 242.

  • Conference Room: The LRC Conference Room may be reserved by faculty, tutors and student study groups for a maximum of 2 hours. *a fine of $ 5. 00 per hour is charged when the time limit is exceeded.

  • Computer / Video Monitor Usage: Priority use of computers and Video Monitor in the LRC is given to currently enrolled science students needing to use that equipment, or doing science related work. (see also the SMC Computer Use Policy)