Want to schedule a library orientation for your class? After you check the calendar, schedule your orientation here: 

Schedule a Library Orientation

Interested in seeing what events are happening at the library? Check out the library calendar below!



NEW: Extended Hours at the Library!

Extended library hours


Spring 2019 library workshops 

Learn about the many amazing resources at the AHC Library (Santa Maria campus) this spring! The AHC Library is offering free, one-hour workshops on research strategies. Topics may include getting started on research papers, citing sources, identifying and finding peer-reviewed articles, and more. The workshops are first-come, first-served, so make sure to arrive on time! See below for a complete listing of workshop dates this spring:

Monday, February 11, 2:30-3:30 pm

Monday, February 25, 7-8 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 9-10 am

Thursday, March 7, 11 am-12 pm

Thursday, March 7, 6-7 pm

Wednesday, March 13, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 pm

Thursday, March 28, 7-8 pm

Thursday, April 4, 9-10 am

Monday, April 8, 10-11 am

Wednesday, April 17, 2-3 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 12:30-1:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 pm

Thursday, May 2, 12-1 pm

Monday, May 6, 7-8 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Wednesday, May 8, 6-7 pm

Thursday, May 9, 9:30-10:30 am

Thursday, May 9, 7-8 pm

Monday, May 13, 11 am-12 pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2-3 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 10-11 am

Wednesday, May 15, 7-8 pm



LBRY 170 poster

  • LBRY 170 Class: Do you want to become a better researcher? Sign up for LBRY 170 (Library Research Methods) next fall! This online class is 2 units and will cover the basics of college-level research.


book club

  • Friends of the Library Book Club: Allan Hancock College Friends of the 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. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 15, from 12-1 pm (in L-337) and we will be discussing  Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. We will continue Book Club in the summer, but will meet on Fridays from 1-2 pm (also in L337). The June book (date TBD) will be The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin. This opportunity can earn you Professional Development hours. Please contact Vickey Smith at ext 3492 or Susie Kopecky at ext. 3453 for more info. 
  • Makerspaces in the Library! The first and third Wednesdays of the month, the makerspace returns! From 1-4 pm, come to the AHC Library lobby (Santa Maria campus) and receive assistance with the project. After 4 pm, materials will remain out till closing (10 pm). All supplies will be provided and this is completely free and open to all! The makerspace themes for this fall semester tentatively include make your own poetry, books, sewable electronics, books, painted rocks, and cards.
  • OER Drop-In Hours: AHC faculty - Do you have questions about Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Come by the Santa Maria campus library and we can assist you. Drop by the library any time between 1-3 pm on Tuesdays and a librarian will assist you. 
  • Welcome to a new semester, and a brand new offering from your library.  You can now enjoy complimentary access to the New York Times digital content and the Wall Street Journal digital content 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


To set up your Wall Street Journal account for the first time, students, faculty and staff can activate their WSJ memberships via this URL:  
wsjIf you are having trouble creating an account, or have any questions—please stop by the library reference desk and we would be happy to help.
*ask the library about restrictions including crosswords and date ranges






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