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Guide: About the Library

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Student, Faculty and Staff ID Cards

See your campus library to obtain a photo for your Student, Faculty, or Staff ID / Cougar Card.

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Helpful Information for Students

Any refund money you're entitled to can be sent to your card or directly to your bank.

Activate your account by entering the activation code sent to you in the mail within a bright green envelope.

Select either ACH deposit, or Vibe Checking Account.

Enter all of the necessary information and when funds are disbursed, they will go to the option chosen.

If your selections are not configured before the disbursement date, you will receive a paper check in the mail 21 days after the initial disbursement.

If you are under 16, you do NOT qualify to receive your refund electronically.

Inter-Library Loans

Is there a material you want that we don't have? Ask us if we can borrow it from another library by filling out this form!

**Please keep in mind:

  • ILLs take approximately 2-6 weeks
  • Not all materials are available from other libraries
  • The lending period, fines, fees, and renewals are solely based on the lending library's rules and policies
  • Renewals must be requested in advance to give the lending institution ample time to answer

Library Instruction Request Form (Faculty)

Material Recommendations

Libraries as Community Catalysts

On October 2, 2019, OCLC President and CEO, Skip Prichard, who was speaking about libraries' future leadership in changing communities noted  that: "Libraries contribute, developing unique offerings that help make them indispensable. Through those contributions, they forge connections. Catalysts create, introducing big changes and little shifts. They compete, constantly pushing themselves forward. And ultimately they choose, from all the goals that they can pursue, the ones most important to their communities."

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To search Coastal Bend College's Library Catalog, type your search below

EX: Shakespeare

**You will be searching our print AND electronic book collections**

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Research Guides

Library Hours


Once you have activated your OpenAthens account,

For off-campus access to databases go here.

Fall 2019

Beeville Library Hours
The Beeville Library is located in the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center
Circulation Manager: Ray Benevides
Director of Library Services: Sarah Milnarich

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (361) 354-2737


FalI 2019

Alice Library Hours
The Alice Learning Resource Center is located down the main corridor down the last hallway.
Room Number: 129
Student workers: Heron and A.J.
We are in the process of hiring a professional E-Librarian for this site

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday:  Closed

 Hours will be extended when the E-Librarian is on campus.

Please call if you have questions or see the front office.

**Continuing Education Students: Please call before to set up an appointment for an  ID.


CBC Alice Library Front Desk Phone #: (361) 664-2981 x 3059
CBC Alice Librarian's Office Phone #: (361) 664-2981 x 3063

FaII 2019
Kingsville Library Hours
The Kingsville Learning Resource Center is located next to the Testing Center.
Room Number: 135
Student worker: Adelaida and Cassandra
We are in the process of hiring professional E-Librarian for this site

Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 8 a.m. - Noon and 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. -  Noon


 Hours will be extended when the E- Librarian is on campus.

Please call if you have questions or see the front office.

**Continuing Education Students: Please call before to set up an appointment for an  ID. 

CBC Kingsville Library Front Desk Phone #: (361) 592-1652 x 4084


FaII 2019
Pleasanton Library Hours

Student Worker: Jose 

Director of Library Services: Sarah Milnarich

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30

Tuesday: 1:00 a.m. - 5:00

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 (Director from 10:00 - 3:30 bi-weekly)

Thursday: 1:00 a.m. - 5:00

Pleasanton Library Services available in Room 106 of the Pleasanton CBC Site.

 The Library room shares the same space and operates the same hours as the student success center.

 Please call to verify. Library hours will expand when a student worker is hired.


Contact Pleasanton (361) 830-4222 ext 1231 or Beeville Library (361) 354-2737 for assistance


Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Coastal Bend College Library System is to support the college curriculum by providing diverse educational resources in all formats to support and supplement course content. Librarians select resources to help our students successfully complete their assignmentsteach individuals and scheduled classes how to effectively conduct research and guide patrons in the development of critical thinking skills to ensure their success in the global marketplace. In addition, we provide general materials to stimulate the interests of a diverse student and public population to promote life-long learning.

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