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Books for Bulldogs
Book Lending

Textbooks are expensive! Let us help.

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 Spring 2021 will open January 18, 2022 - May 2, 2022.


Spring 2022: Please come to the Santa Maria library between the hours of 10am and 5pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 10am to 2pm to retrieve your request. For LVC library, pick ups will be Tuesday - Thursday (1/18 - 1/20/22 from 9am - 12pm and 2-6pm). Our library doors will be closed so please ring the doorbell to let staff know you are out front.

Beginning January 24th, you are welcome to come and pick up your requested items during normal business hours. 

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


Winter 2022: Simply visit either the Santa Maria Campus or the Lompoc Valley Center Campus and put your book in one of the library’s book drops. It’s that easy. We’ll do all the rest.

All borrowed Books for Bulldogs items need to be returned by January 12, 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