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OMG: Now available at your friendly AHC Library: chat! You can now ask those burning research questions and have a live response from your favorite AHC librarians! Chat will be active Monday - Thursday, when your friendly neighborhood AHC librarians are available. You can ask questions pertaining to the general research process, finding articles and books on specific topics, locating and ordering materials between the campus libraries, interlibrary loan requests, and more. This is yet another way the library can assist you in your quest for knowledge!

You can access chat directly from the library homepage at 

or by visiting the "Ask a Librarian" page at

We are continuously working to enhance the chat service so be on the lookout for updates!


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Click here to start learning a new language!  Mángo includes lessons on more than 70 languages and more -- learn about cultures, view films, and study topics such as medical Spanish, wine and cheese in French, and romance in a variety of languages. Available 24/7 for AHC students and staff.  Questions? Contact your AHC librarians by email 

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Click here to access this streaming video database.


Mission Statement

The library’s mission is to support all Allan Hancock College students and staff with both immediate research needs and the development of information literacy skills, to enhance lifelong learning. In addition, the library is the campus “center of learning,” with a welcoming atmosphere conducive to studying and learning.

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Starting January 23, 2017

Santa Maria:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday and holidays: CLOSED


Lompoc Valley Center:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: CLOSED


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Last Modified Mar 17, 2017