Library Services and Resources
Available in your Library Learning Resources Centers (Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley
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, choose from a variety of online
databases, such as Academic Search Complete and JSTOR for peer-reviewed articles,
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. You can also submit a request online.
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)
Open Access Computer Labs (OACL) on both campuses provide computers for word-processing,
research, emailing your instructor, Canvas access, and more. The Santa Maria OACL
is located in the ARC. The Lompoc Valley Center OACL is located in the LIbrary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 3224 (Santa Maria) or 5224 (Lompoc).
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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.