Welcome to the CBC Library!
Beginning Monday, August 29 the CBC Library’s Pasco location will be closed for updates to our space. Construction will take place over the upcoming academic year and the CBC Library will reopen Summer 2023. See our FAQ for more details about available services.
Need help? Chat with us, contact a librarian or see our tutorials and research guides.
Request an Item
Need something? You can request items such as books, laptops 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.
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.
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.
CBC Librarians are available through the chat below Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and Friday from 8 am to 12pm. Non-CBC librarians are available 24/7.
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.
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 Technology Services page.
To request a laptop, please click the button below.
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.
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
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.
Meet our team!
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.
I'm the librarian for the School of Education and the School of Health Sciences.