Library Services and Resources
Available in your Library Learning Resources Centers (Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley
Expert Research Assistance
- Need help getting started on a research project? Help is on the way with our Research Help page!
- Stuck? Librarians and LRC staff can help guide students doing research. Stop by the
Reference Desk or use our Ask a Librarian E-reference service.
Books, DVDs, and Other Media
Easily find items in our collection of 65,000 books, textbooks, DVDs, and compact
disks by using the library's online catalog.
Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers
Browse through the library's collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers in
person at our libraries in Santa Maria and Lompoc. Or, access many fact-checked articles on line to choose from a variety of online indexes, such as Academic Search Premier for peer
reviewed article, or SIRS for controversial issues. Find information on current issues,
health, history, behavioral sciences, authors, and much, much more.
Class Library Orientations
Instructors may bring classes in for research assistance for term papers or projects.
The instructor should contact the Reference Desk (Santa Maria- x3322, Lompoc - x5223)
at least three days in advance for an appointment.
Free tutoring to help you with your classes is available in the Tutorial Center. Contact
your Tutorial Center in Santa Maria, located in the ARC, Bldg L, or the Lompoc Valley
Center in the Library. (Santa Maria- x3260, Lompoc - x5322)
Open Access Computer Labs (OACL) on both campuses provide computers for word-processing,
research, emailing your instructor, Blackboard access, and more. The Santa Maria OACL
is located in the ARC. The Lompoc Valley Center OACL is located in the LIbrary. Don't
forget to bring a current Student ID since it is required.
Wireless access for laptops and electronic devices is available at both campus libraries.
The password is changed monthly and is posted on the myHancock site.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 3224 (Santa Maria) or 5224 (Lompoc).
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Science Instructor, PVHS
One of the obstacles that I had to overcome was breaking the language barrier. Another obstacle I faced was financial hardship. As I completed my classes at AHC, I had to work in many part-time jobs such as a math/science tutor for the college tutoring center, night shift clerk for a local grocery store and vegetable cooling. Also, the MESA program and the STEM Center, not only supported me academically through resources such as access to books and computers, but also through working with students with interest in mathematics, science and engineering.
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