Library Services and Resources

Available in your Library Learning Resources Centers (Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley Center) are:

Expert Research Assistance

  • Need help getting started on a research project? Help is on the way with our Research Help page!
  • Stuck? Librarians and LRC staff can help guide students doing research. Stop by the Reference Desk or use our Ask a Librarian E-reference service.

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.

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, access many fact-checked articles on line to choose from a variety of online indexes, such as Academic Search Premier for peer reviewed article, or SIRS for controversial issues. Find information on current issues, health, history, behavioral sciences, authors, and much, much more.

Class Library Orientations

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


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, research, emailing your instructor, Blackboard access, and more. The Santa Maria OACL is located in the ARC. The Lompoc Valley Center OACL is located in the LIbrary.  Don't forget to bring a current Student ID since it is required.


Wireless access for laptops and electronic devices is available at both campus libraries. The password is changed monthly and is posted on the MyHancock site.


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

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Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering

I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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