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Welcome to summer session at the AHC Library!

Santa Maria Campus Library

Circulation: (805) 922-6966 ext.3683
Reference: (805) 922-6966 ext.3322 

Summer Library Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Chat Hours:                                                  Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Lompoc Valley Center Library

Circulation: (805) 735-3366 ext.5224
Reference: (805) 735-3366 ext.5322

Summer Library Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


NEW: Pick up your materials via lockers

The Allan Hancock College Library is pleased to announce that students, staff, and faculty now have a new way to pick up their book requests. Beginning June 3, an external locker option will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Santa Maria campus. The lockers on the Santa Maria campus are located just outside the front door of the library and between the entrance to the Academic Resource Center (building L).


Enroll in LBRY 170 and LBRY 180 This Fall!

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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.  


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Campus Locations:

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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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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