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Books for Bulldogs has changed hands!  The way you receive textbooks changed. Instead of the Academic Resource Center as the point of contact, it will now be the Santa Maria Allan Hancock College Library! 

Books for Bulldogs is a free service that allows currently enrolled AHC students to borrow textbooks for an entire semester.

To request a book from the Books for Bulldogs program, follow these steps in the Library Catalog:

  • Type in your book title, course or keyword into the search box 
  • Select Books for Bulldogs from the drop-down list in the box
  • Click the magnifying glass to search
  • Locate your book in the list of search results and click the title
  • Verify this is the correct course and textbook you need
  • Click Sign-in in the yellow box to log-in to your library account with your AHC credentials
  • Select the book by clicking Request
  • Choose your pick-up location and Submit
  • You will receive an email with instructions for pickup if your request is accepted

For more information about how to place a book hold request please click our libguide here .

Rules and Guidelines:

  • Currently enrolled AHC students are eligible to borrow textbooks.
  • Three (3) textbooks limited per student.
  • There is no guarantee that requested textbooks will be available, as textbook supply is limited.
  • The program does not carry access codes or course packets.
  • Book orders are filled in the order requests are received.
  • Book requests for the summer semester will continue throughout the term.
  • Book requests for Fall 2021 will begin August 2, 2021.

BOOK pickup INSTRUCTIONS for Summer and fall 2021

Requested textbooks for Summer 2021 will be available at our Santa Maria campus library on June 14th through June 18th from 10 am – 3 pm. Items not picked up during these times will be held until June 25th when they will be placed back into the collection. 

For those students wishing to pickup their requested textbooks at our Lompoc Valley Center Campus please contact us at 805-735-3366 ext. 5224 or contact Naomi at nsuniga@hancockcollege.eduLompoc book pick up location should also be chosen at the time of placing your request.

BOOK RETURN INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPRING 2021

Book returning just got a whole lot easier. Simply visit either the Santa Maria Campus or the Lompoc Valley Center Campus and put your book in one of the library’s book drops. It’s that easy. We’ll do all the rest. All borrowed Books for Bulldog items need to be returned by May 19, 2021. Blocks will be placed on all student library accounts for overdue items that are not returned and will remain in place until items are returned to the library.

 

Questions? Contact the Books for Bulldogs program  

805-922-6966 ext. 3500

ahcbooksforbulldogs@hancockcollege.edu