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Library Services and Resources

The following services and resources are available in your Library Learning Resources Centers (Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley Center):

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Expert Research Assistance

Need help getting started on a research project? Stuck in a database? Librarians and LRC staff can help guide students doing research. Use our Ask a Librarian E-reference service or chat with us. 

In the fall semester (August 16 - December 9, 2021), the library hours will be as follows:

Santa Maria Campus Library:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Lompoc Valley Center:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Schedule Appointment

Looking to learn about the library from the comfort of your own home? Try our online library orientation modules and explore the in's and out's of the library. 

Allan Hancock College Library Orientation - Module 1: An Unexpected Loan
In this module we will introduce the library and basic guidelines

Allan Hancock College Library Orientation - Module 2: A Morbid Taste for Books
In this module we will introduce the library catalog, OneSearch, library website features and more!

Allan Hancock College Library Orientation - Module 3: The Librarian Always Cites Twice
In this final module we will explore library databases and basic research tips

Class Library Orientations

Instructors may bring classes in for research assistance for term papers or projects. The instructor should fill out our online form or contact the Reference Desk (Santa Maria- x3322, Lompoc - x5223) at least three days in advance for an appointment.

Books, DVDs, and Other Media

Easily find items in our collection of 65,000 books, textbooks, DVDs, and compact disks by using the library's online catalog. For assistance using the library catalog, OneSearch, please refer to this video or guide

Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

Browse through the library's collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers in person at our libraries in Santa Maria and Lompoc. Or, choose from a variety of online databases, such as Academic Search Complete and JSTOR for peer-reviewed articles, or SIRS for controversial issues. Find information on current issues, health, history, behavioral sciences, authors, and much, much more.


Free tutoring to help you with your classes is available in the Tutorial Center. Contact your Tutorial Center in Santa Maria, located in the ARC, Bldg L, or  the Lompoc Valley Center in the Library. (Santa Maria- x3260, Lompoc - x5322) 

Computer Access

Open Access Computer Labs (OACL) on both campuses provide computers for word-processing, printing, research, emailing your instructor, Canvas access, and more. The Santa Maria OACL is located in the ARC. The Lompoc Valley Center OACL is located in the LIbrary. 


Wireless access for laptops and electronic devices is available at both campus libraries and accessible with your myHancock login/password.

Library Map-SM

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See a larger library map here.


Email us at or call ext. 3224 (Santa Maria) or 5224 (Lompoc).