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Library/Academic Resource Center

Building L on the Santa Maria campus houses the Library (L-North) and the Academic Resource Center (ARC) (L-South). On the first floor of the ARC are the Ann Foxworthy Gallery, Tutorial Center, Writing Center and Open Access Computer Lab (OACL). On the second floor are faculty offices, classroom L-203, and the Teacher Learning Center (TLC).

Building 1 on the Lompoc campus houses the Jacoby Library. Tutorial Services and Open Access Computer Lab (OACL).


The Santa Maria Campus Library and the Lompoc Valley Center (LVC) Jacoby Library include collections of more than 117,000 books, as well as media, journals, newspapers, and magazines. Online resources (available 24/7) include the library catalog and electronic versions of books, journals, magazines, streaming videos, resource guides, and reference works. The libraries also have wireless and Internet access for research and an interlibrary loan service. Students may request materials to be delivered free from either AHC library. For more information, call 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3224 for Santa Maria or ext. 5224 for Lompoc. 

The Open Access Computer Lab (OACL)

The Open Access Computer Lab (OACL) provides computer access to registered AHC students with an ID card. Students can use the lab to access MS Office programs, print documents, or access the Internet for research.  For more information, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3751 (Santa Maria campus) or ext. 5224 (Lompoc Valley Center).

Tutorial Center

The Tutorial Centers provide free peer tutoring in most academic subjects on an appointment and drop-in basis.  The mission of the Tutorial Center is to assist students in successfully completing their courses. VAFB students can receive tutoring assistance at the Lompoc Valley Center. Employment opportunities are available for qualified students who wish to serve as peer tutors. For more information, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3260 (Santa Maria campus) or ext. 5224 (Lompoc Valley Center). 

Writing Center

In the Writing Center, students enrolled in Reading and Writing Lab (BASK 7015) receive help with reading and writing. Writing Center faculty and staff offer one-on-one assistance in writing and reading in any discipline. Writing Center students also have access to computers for researching and writing. For more information, call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3501.