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Books for Bulldogs
Book Lending

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Books for Bulldogs is a free service that allows currently enrolled AHC students to borrow textbooks for an entire semester.

To request a book from the Books for Bulldogs program, follow these steps in the Library Catalog:

  • Type in your book title, course or keyword into the search box 
  • Select Books for Bulldogs from the drop-down list in the box
  • Click the magnifying glass to search
  • Locate your book in the list of search results and click the title
  • Verify this is the correct course and textbook you need
  • Click Sign-in in the yellow box to log-in to your library account with your AHC credentials
  • Select the book by clicking Request
  • Choose your pick-up location and Submit
  • You will receive an email with instructions for pickup if your request is accepted

For more information about how to place a book hold request please click our libguide here .

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Currently enrolled AHC students are eligible to borrow textbooks.
  • Three (3) textbooks limited per student.
  • There is no guarantee that requested textbooks will be available, as textbook supply is limited.
  • The program does not carry access codes or course packets.
  • Book orders are filled in the order requests are received.
  • Book requests for Summer 2022 will open June 6, 2022 - July 18, 2022.
  • Book requests for Fall 2022 will open August 8, 2022 - December 8, 2022.


Summer 2022: Please come to the Santa Maria or LVC campus library during open hours to retrieve your request. The library officially opens June 13, 2022.

Items not picked up after one week on the hold shelf will be placed back into the collection.


Spring 2022:  The due date for all Books for Bulldogs textbooks is on or by Wednesday, May 25, 2022. There are two book drops on the Santa Maria campus, one in front of the library and the other near the gymnasium by lot 8. The book drop on the Lompoc Valley campus is outside the administration building. You may also return the textbook to the circulation desk at either campus libraries.

All borrowed Books for Bulldogs items need to be returned by May 25, 2022. Blocks will be placed on all student library accounts for overdue items that are not returned and will remain in place until items are returned to the library.

Questions? Contact the Books for Bulldogs program  

805-922-6966 ext. 3500