The library will be holding a return event for laptops/hotspots checked out from the library or through IT the last week of the Spring Semester at the Santa Maria campus and the Lompoc Valley Center on the following dates and times: Santa Maria Campus: Monday, May 17, from 8:30 am - 5 pm. Tuesday, May 18, from 8:30 am - 5 pm. Wednesday, May 19, from 8:30 am - 5 pm. Lompoc Valley Center Campus: Tuesday, May 18, from 3 pm - 6 pm Wednesday, May 19, from 9 am - 12 pm Thursday, May 20, from 4 pm - 8 pm If you will need a hotspot/laptop or a textbook for the upcoming Summer Semester, you will be able to submit your hold request starting Tuesday June 1, 2021. If you need a hotspot/laptop or textbook for the Fall Semester, you can submit your hold request starting Tuesday, August 3, through the library catalog.
Library Events and Announcements
Interested in seeing what is happening at the library? Check out the library calendar below!
Online library orientation: the library now has an online orientation! Visit Library Services and scroll down to "Online Orientation" to view and complete the three modules!
The library is now the home of the textbook lending program Books for Bulldogs. This is a service that allows AHC students to request textbooks for the duration of the semester. More information about the program can be found at https://www.hancockcollege.edu/booklending/. Be sure to place your request early, as supplies are limited!
In February and March of 2020, the Friends of the AHC Library sponsored a series of free lectures presented by AHC faculty on the topic of the play Julius Caesar (in conjunction with PCPA's production of it). Missed the lectures? Enjoy Dr. Omidsalar's lecture on tyranny here: Missing your AHC family? See more lectures from the Friends of the Library-sponsored lecture series "Captain G. Allan Hancock -- Man on the Go," presented by Dr. Roger Hall in the fall of 2018.
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. The March pick is The Undocumented Americans by Karla Conejo Villavicencio. This opportunity can earn you Professional Development Hours. Can't attend the meetings but want to join the book club? Please contact Vickey Smith at email@example.com or visit the Friends of the Library page to learn more!
Welcome to OverDrive, AHC! OverDrive is a free ebook and audiobook borrowing service. Check out many new and exciting selections (over 5,000 ebooks and audiobooks!) unique to AHC's virtual shelves. Begin browsing by going to https://hancockcollege.overdrive.com/ and then download the Libby app to read these books and listen to audiobooks on your phone or another device. To get started, select AHC as your library. Contact us with any questions!
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 accessnyt.com To set up your Wall Street Journal account for the first time, students, faculty and staff can activate their WSJ memberships via this URL: https://partner.wsj.com/partner/hancockcollege
The library now has an online orientation! Visit Library Services and scroll down to "Online Orientation" to view and complete the three modules!
Students, faculty, and staff looking to borrow circulating library books will shortly be able to place a hold for those materials in the library catalog. Once a hold request has been submitted, the student or staff member will be notified when the items are available for pick-up. Looking for access to course textbooks? Check the library catalog to see if you can borrow your book through the Books for Bulldogs collection. If not, see below for information on how to request digital access to textbooks.