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The library is now offering some course textbooks online. Check out this guide or video on how to find your textbook. Questions? Please chat with us or stop by!           


LBRY 170 (Research Methods) is a 2-unit online course focused on critical thinking and research skills. Choose from four different sections being offered in Spring 2023. CRN 41492 is a 17-week course and CRN 40911 is a Term 4 course.

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Santa Maria Campus Library:                                                                                                                 

Circulation: (805)922-6966 ext.3224                       

Reference: (805)922-6966 ext.3322 

Spring Hours:

SM Campus Library: Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Fridays: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Lompoc Valley Center Library:                                         

Circulation: (805)735-3366 ext.5224

Reference: (805)735-3366 ext.5322

Spring Hours:

LVC Library: Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Chat: Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m.- 12 a.m. | Fridays: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sundays: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.


Campus Locations:

Santa Maria Campus

Santa Maria Campus

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Lompoc Valley Center

Lompoc Valley Center

One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
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Santa Maria Campus

Santa Ynez Valley Center

2975 East Hwy 246 (SYVHS)
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3355
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Santa Maria Campus

Vandenberg SFB Center
641 Utah Ave, Bldg. 13640, Rm. 216
Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA 93437, 1-805-734-3500

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