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Spring Hours:

The Santa Maria campus library is open Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Lompoc Valley Center is open Mon/Thurs, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tues-Wed, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
The library's last day open will be May 25th and will re-open for summer session June 13th- please get your items returned to us by May 25th (all borrowed items are due this date). Requests for summer items (Books for Bulldogs, laptops, etc.) will open June 6 via the catalog.
Join us for Study-A-Thon May 17, 18, 19 and 23 at the SM campus library from 5-10 p.m. and at the LVC library from 4-6 p.m. Please see the event page for more info. 

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Hours and Location

Come visit us at our Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center. Find our hours and information here.

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Have a question about the library? Explore our guidelines and FAQ's. 

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Need a database article? Miss a workshop? We have a wealth of resources to help you discover the best research for your project.

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Events and News

Find all of the library events and news here, including our current calendar of orientations. 

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Need to borrow, renew, or return an item? Locate the item you need and how to borrow it here. 

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Find out more about technology, including laptops and hotspots, we have for you at the library.  


Campus Locations:

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Map of SM Campus

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Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
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Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
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Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg SFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA 93437, 1-805-734-3500

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