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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!

New Service Available: Hold Books for Pickup at the Library

Need help? CBC Library staff are available!

Our Frequently Asked Questions is a great place to find more information about the library.

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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 attend a Zoom class or work session? Our Pasco location has three study rooms with computers, plasma screens and whiteboards to help you finish your paper or project!

 

Reserve a room!

 

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About the Library

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. 

Current CBC students, faculty, faculty emeritus and staff may access library resources.

 

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.

eReserves

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.

If you need financial assistance, please visit the Money for You page, the Well-Being Resource page and the CBC Foundation.

Computers and WiFi

For the most recent information on available student technology, including wifi access areas, please see this Information Services page.

Laptops and Hotspots 

We are excited to be able to offer laptops and hotspots as a part of our lending library during remote operations.

To request a device please email%20the%20library with your student ID number or click below for more detailed information.

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 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.)

Scanning

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

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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