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!


 LBRY 170 Class: Do you want to become a better researcher? Sign up for LBRY 170 (Library Research Methods) in Spring 2020! This online class is 2 units and will cover the essentials of college-level research. Stay tuned for more information!


Research Workshops This Semester at the Library!

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  • 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 Friday, October 18, from 1:15-2:15 pm (in L-337) and we will be discussing Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. The November Book Club pick is Lessons from Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Luis Dave Barry (to be discussed on Friday, November 15, from 1:15-2:15 pm). The December Book Club pick is The Lie: a Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming out by William Dameron (to be discussed on Friday, December 6, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337). The January Book Club pick is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (to be discussed on Friday, January 24, from 1:15-2:15 pm in L-337). 
  • This opportunity can earn you Professional Development hours. Can't attend the meetings but want to join the book club? Current faculty and staff can join the conversation via Canvas! Please contact Susie Kopecky at (805) 922-6966, ext. 3453 for more info.
  • 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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