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We've Gone Remote

The Allan Hancock College Library building will be physically closed for the time being. Users can still access the many digital resources of the library 24/7, such as the article databasese-booksstreaming films, and the library catalog.  Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for additional helpful links.

  • If you have an item out from the library (including books and laptops), the due date will be extended to the end of the semester. If you have a hotspot, the service will not be turned off. If you have any items out, you can hold on to them until the library reopens. No late fees will be assessed during this time. 
  • Many Course Reserves textbooks can be temporarily accessed for free by registering on the Bookshelf website and then downloading VitalSource's Bookshelf app (and creating a new account by using your current AHC email) or through Redshelf. Access Redshelf at and as a student, you can borrow up to 7 textbooks at a time through late May. If you cannot find your textbooks on either Bookshelf or Redshelf, consider asking your professors to see if they have PDFs of the text that they can send you. If they do not, contact the library at or fill out the digitization request form and someone will be in touch with you shortly. 
  • The library will provide expanded hours of chat. Starting March 30, chat hours will be offered on the following days and times: Monday through Thursday: 6 am to 12 midnight; Friday through Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 8 am to 12 midnight. 
  • Request Research Assistance: Fill out the virtual research consultation form to set up a more in-depth research meeting with a college librarian (over the phone or over video-conference software).

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