Request an Item
Need something? You can request items such as books, laptops, hotspots 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.
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.
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.
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
For the most recent information on available student technology, including wifi access areas, please see this Information Services page.
Laptops and Hotspots
To request a device please email%20the%20library with your student ID number or click below for more detailed information.
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.)
We have two free book scanners that quickly allow you to scan book pages to a USB flash drive or your email.
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 help with research assignments and general questions about the library.
Contact me for any general questions about the library.