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Welcome! Start your search here 

Need assistance using the new library catalog? Need to renew an item or view your requests? Watch this how to video or use this guide to get started!

Workshops at the library 

Ready to learn the art of research? Check out the Events page to see a full list of upcoming research workshops at the library this semester (via Zoom). The first workshop is Feb. 1!

THE AHC Library changes the odds

For All-Staff Day 2021, President Walthers discussed how the college continues to change the odds. Dr. Walthers observes "our lending library is fantastic," and highlights the library's "transformative" programs for students. Watch Dr. Walthers' All Staff Day message.

AHC Books for Bulldogs! 

Need a textbook for class? Check the library catalog to see if you can borrow your book through the Books for Bulldogs collection. Chat with a librarian  for any questions about finding and reserving your textbooks.
Need a hotspot? Quantities are limited, so put your request in today! Request one by filling out the form linked here.

Course reserve e-books on bibliu!

Read your textbooks online for free! Does the library have your textbook as an e-book? Check BibliU and log in with your AHC username and password and start reading your textbooks.

virtual displays

Check out what's happening in the library with the AHC Library's virtual displays!

Online Library Orientation

Visit our Services page for all 3 modules of the library orientation and try it out or share it with your classes.

Remote Services

Make sure to request your appointment in the library's quiet study space by calling or emailing the library beforehand. (This service is by-appointment only.) Users can still access the many digital resources of the library 24/7, such as the article databasese-booksstreaming films, and the library catalog. For more information on study space hours, lending and more, visit our Using the Library page. Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page for additional helpful links.

Library Chat Hours

In the spring semester (January 19 - May 19, 2021), the library chat hours will be as follows: 

Monday - Thursday: 6 am to 12 midnight

Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm

Sunday: 8 am to 12 midnight

The Mission of the AHC Library 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.