Request an Item
Need something? You can request items such as books, articles, and interlibrary loans.
When you ask for an item, we’ll check to see if it is available and contact you as soon as possible.
The principal responsibility of the Columbia Basin College Library is to provide information resources and services that advance the mission of the College. The library develops and integrates resources in a variety of formats, utilizing technologies that provide broad access to information in support of the curriculum of the college. The library provides research and instructional services to foster students' ability to think critically about their information needs and successfully apply information tools and resources to meet them.
The CBC Library’s facilities and resources are intended for use by current CBC students, faculty and staff. Limited access is provided for other community visitors, dependent first upon student and employee needs.
Course Reserves include books, articles and other items that instructors reserve for individual courses.
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.
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!
Starting the third week of each quarter, the library is able to provide certain textbooks to all students. Check the availability of your textbooks at the front desk.
Can't come to campus? Check library eReserves to see if chapters of your textbooks are available online.
If you cannot afford your textbooks, please reach out to your instructors who can work with you to find alternative solutions.
Computers and WiFi
Each CBC Library location has a computer lab available for current students. For the most recent information on available student technology, including wifi access areas, please see this Technology Services page.
Laptops are available for current students to borrow for one month at a time and cannot be reserved in advance.
Need a laptop? Come see us at the Front Desk!
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 three cents per page. Color printing is nine 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.)
Use our free book scanner that quickly allows you to scan book pages to a USB flash drive or your email.
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
The library offers an assortment of study spaces to meet the varying needs of students. Whether you need a quiet space, individual worktables, or collaborative group study areas, we will find the right space for you! Students are free to use all open tables or reserve a room ahead of time.
The CBC Library hosts a History of CBC Archive, dating back to the college's creation in 1955. Interested in viewing archival documents? Make an appointment by emailing us at libraryFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
The Library Classroom in Library L139 is available for CBC students and faculty needing information literacy and research instruction.
I'm the librarian for the School of Computer Science and the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Circulation Supervisor, contact for questions about borrowing and course reserves.
I'm the librarian for the School of Career & Technical Education and the School of Math, Science & Engineering.
I'm the librarian for the School of Arts, Humanities & Communication and the School of Business.
I also provide support to Transitional Studies, CAMP, High School Equivalency Program and other academic support programs.
Contact me for any general questions about the library.