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There are so many books, movies, and more you can borrow through the library.  Use the search box below to check the library catalog, or refer to one of the links below for borrowing a specific item. Your Allan Hancock College student ID is your library card. Your ID must be current and you must have it present to check out anything from the library. Need assistance using the library catalog? Need to renew an item or view your requests? Watch this how to video or use this guide to get started!

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!   

Students, faculty and staff looking to borrow circulating library items can now request and pick up books from the AHC Library by placing a hold on materials in the library catalog. All circulating books will be available to check out for three weeks at a time, with the option to renew twice (renew via the catalog). Once a hold request has been submitted, the student or staff member will be notified when and where the items are available for pick-up.

Once you have placed a request and receive notification your book is ready for pickup, you can pick up books during our open hours as shown here

Looking for access to course textbooks? Check the library catalog to see if you can borrow your book through the Books for Bulldogs collection or if there is an online textbook. If not, see below for information on digital access to textbooks.

Chromebooks and hotspots will be loaned on a first come, first served basis, and a waitlist will be used once all available items are loaned. Contact the checkout desk to add your name to the waitlist.

Access the library's digital books and textbooks from anywhere 24/7. For off-campus access to E-Books, you will be asked to enter your myHancock username and password.

A collection of eAudiobooks and E-Books available to Allan Hancock College students, staff, and faculty.  Click to visit Overdrive and see what is available.

A collection of credible books from authoritative, scholarly sources.  Click to visit E-Book Central and see what is available.

A collection of titles from top publishers and university presses. Click to visit EBSCOhost E-Book Collection and see what is available. 

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For additional information please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3211 or 5475. Processing time for most requests is 7-10 days.

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For more information call 805-922-6966 ext. 3211 or 5475

All circulating books will be available to check out for three weeks at a time, with the option to renew twice. You can renew eligible items via the library catalog. Please review this guide or watch this brief video for instructions on how to do this. Please note, this does not apply to Books for Bulldogs book lending program and Chromebooks as these items are not renewable. 

You have several options to return you library items. Any book can be returned via a book drop receptacle at either campus library or you may return it in-person during open library hours. Please do not return laptops and hotspots via the book drops. The library will accept items in person during our open hours shown here. Questions? Please contact us.

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