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Student HelpDesk

A friendly fellow student has the skills to help you with all of your technology needs, such as:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Email and Canvas
  • Office 365
  • Virus and Malware removal


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Welcome to the CBC Library!

Our library is currently closed, but we are here to help you over chat and email.

Monday to Thursday: 7 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 7 am to noon

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Begin your research above or select from our A-Z list of databases. If you need help getting started, contact a librarian and/or visit our library Canvas course for database tutorials and research guides for many class assignments.


  

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Reserve a study room

Need a quiet place to get away by yourself or with a small group of classmates? Our Pasco location has five study rooms with computers, plasma screens and whiteboards to help you finish your paper or project!

Reserve a room!


Borrowing

Don't hesitate to ask us for what you need! The Library has many items and resources available for check-out. Email%20us if you don't see what you're looking for!

Please bring your Student ID card with current quarter sticker to check out library materials. Please speak with our team if you do not have a Student ID at this time.

Item/Collection Limit Loan Period
Main collection 10 14 days
CDs and records 2 14 days
Recreational reading 10 21 days
Circulating DVDs and VHS 10 7 days
Non-circulating DVDs and VHS No In-library use only*
Reserve reference 2 Varies (in-library or one, two or seven day)*
Course reserves No In-library use only
Magazines and Newspapers No In-library use only

*Ask a librarian. Some exceptions may apply.

We also offer these additional items, ask at the front desk.

Reserve Item Lending Period
Calculators (graphing, regular, scientific) Varies - ask us!
Digital camera 1 week
DSLR camera (must be enrolled in a Photography course or have instructor's approval) 1 week (no renewal)
Telescope (must be enrolled in an Astronomy course or have instructor's approval) 1 week (no renewal)
USB flash drives 1 week

Due dates for all loans will not extend beyond the end of a quarter

  • Supplies including glue sticks, markers, scissors and more
  • Headphones (regular and noise-canceling)
  • Phone chargers (android and iPhone)
  • HDMI cables
  • Moveable whiteboards
  • Video-conferencing capabilities
  • Parent computers (dedicated space for students with children)
  • Some textbooks 

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Using the Library

CBC students, current faculty, faculty emeritus and staff may check out library material.

Other Washington community college, WSU Tri-Cities, and Heritage University students and faculty may apply for borrowing privileges at the CBC Library. This eligibility is extended as part of reciprocal agreements which provide our students and faculty similar privileges at their institutions. Proof of current affiliation is required and some limitations apply.

Find books and resources at your fingertips when you login to your Library account. You can also find out what you've checked out, what's due and other helpful information!

Access My Account!

Course Reserves

Course Reserves include books, articles and other items that instructors reserve for individual courses.

Instructors' personal copies of reserve items are kept behind the main desk in our "Reserve Circulation." Library-owned items can be found on the first shelf of the Reference Collection in our "Reserve Reference."

Most course reserve items are limited to in-library use only, but some may have one-day, three-day, or one-week loan period, depending on the instructors' directions. Our staff will be happy to help you determine the policy for individual items.

Textbooks

We try to have as many required textbooks as we can available for you. These are highly used items, so most of them can’t leave the library—but we do have free scanners!

Check at the front desk if you’re looking for a textbook or required reading.

Search for course reserves here

Computers and WiFi

Three computer labs are available to use, including the:

  • Collaborative room
  • Main lab
  • Library classroom

WiFi is accessed with your CBC student login. Community members can request a guest account at the front desk.

Laptops and Hotspots 

We are excited to be able to offer loaner laptops as a part of our lending library. Please note the following rights and responsibilities:

  • You must have a valid student ID card.
  • Availability is at the discretion of the Library staff.
  • No laptop loans will be made during the last 15 minutes the Library is open.
  • You'll need to sign an updated Laptop Loan Agreement each quarter.
  • You are financially responsible for loss of the laptop and any of its components. If a laptop or any of its components are determined to be lost or stolen, you'll be responsible for replacement costs as well as a processing fee.
  • It is your responsibility to check the condition of the laptop before leaving the Library and bring any issues to the attention of Library staff. The condition of the laptop will be noted upon return.

Laptop/Hotspot Request

Printing

You have a $12 credit per quarter to use for printing anywhere it is available on campus, including the printers in the Library.

Black and white printing is five cents per page. Color printing is 10 cents per page.

Need to print more copies? Purchase additional funds at the library’s front desk. (We’ll charge it to your MyCBC account.)

Scanning and Copying

We have two free book scanners that quickly allow you to scan book pages to a USB flash drive or your email.

Our scanners are also copiers with black and white copies available at five cents and color copies are 10 cents per page.

In addition to our collections, as a CBC student, you have access to several other libraries within our region. Borrowing policies and other privileges vary by library. Ask our team for more information.

 

 

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Meet our team!

I'm the librarian for the School of Computer Science and the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

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Circulation Supervisor, contact for questions about borrowing and course reserves.

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I'm the librarian for the School of Career & Technical Education and the School of Math, Science & Engineering.

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Circulation Supervisor, contact for questions about borrowing and Interlibrary Loans.

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I'm the librarian for the School of Arts, Humanities & Communication and the School of Business.

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I also provide support to Transitional Studies, CAMP, High School Equivalency Program and other academic support programs.

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Contact me for any general questions about the library.

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I'm the librarian for the School of Education and the School of Health Sciences.

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contact

  • Email:library@columbiabasin.edu

  • Phone:509-542-4887

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

  • Office Hours:Services offered online.Monday to Thursday:7 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to 12 pm

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