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Interested in seeing what events are happening at the library? Check out the library calendar below!

Want to schedule a library orientation for your class? After you check the calendar, schedule your orientation here: 

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Book Club Flier for the Friends of the Library. This flier lists the monthly book pics.

  • Friends of the Library Book Club: The Friends of the Allan Hancock College Library invites all staff and faculty to participate in timely discussions, develop relationships with peers and mentors, gain a fresh perspective, and re-energize as a team, all through a monthly Book Club! We will be reading a variety of genres to include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Our next meeting will be on Friday, January 24, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337). The February Book Club pick is The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty (to be discussed on Friday, February 21, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337). The March Book Club pick is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (to be discussed on Friday, March 27, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337). The April Book Club pick is When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (to be discussed on Friday, April 17, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337). The May Book Club pick is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (to be discussed on Friday, May 15, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337).
  • This opportunity can earn you Professional Development hours. Can't attend the meetings but want to join the book club? Current faculty and staff can join the conversation via Canvas! Please contact Vickey Smith at or call (805) 922-6966 ext. 3224 for more information.
  • OER Drop-In Hours: AHC faculty - Do you have questions about Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Come by the Santa Maria campus library and we can assist you. Drop by the library any time between 1-3 pm on Tuesdays and a librarian will assist you. 

In spring, the library hours will be back as scheduled below. 

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  • You can now enjoy complimentary digital access to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal with unlimited access to articles, news, videos and multimedia*. 

To set up your New York Times account for the first time, you must be on our campus internet network.  Click on the image below, and follow the steps as directed on the webpage


To set up your Wall Street Journal account for the first time, students, faculty and staff can activate their WSJ memberships via this URL:  
wsjIf you are having trouble creating an account, or have any questions, please stop by the Reference Desk and we will be happy to help.
(*Ask the library about restrictions including crosswords and date ranges.)