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Guide: About the Library

New Books

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."

Search Catalog

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

EX: Shakespeare

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

You can type your search in several languages, including Spanish, or limit search results to Spanish 

EBSCO Discovery Service
Limit Your Results

Click here to recheck material or view account record

Research Guides

LRC Hours


In support of the County's Stay at Home Order, the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center is closed to walk-in traffic as are the LRC’s in Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton.  Access to all of our digital resources (24/7) and online research support (Mon.-Fri. 8am - 5pm) will continue uninterrupted. You can reach library staff via email, on CHAT - look for Sarah or Ray - or call 361.354.2741 (Mon.-Fri. 8am - 5pm). Information and resources are being added to the Off Campus Access tab regularly. Continue to check here for the most up to date information about LRC resources and services. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If you have a book(s) checked out, don't worry, we are waiving all fines until end of semester.

2. Return materials when we reopen (that date will be posted here when known).

3. To access our online resources go to the Off-Campus Access tab and:

Type username:cbc  password: Guest (capital G) to access online resources unless you

activated your OpenAthens account in the Fall go here.

 Be well and take care


Spring 2020

Beeville LRC Hours

The LRC is located in the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center
Circulation Manager: Ray Benavides
Director of Library Services: Sarah Milnarich
 Temporarily closed



Spring 2020

Alice LRC Hours
The LRC is located down the main corridor, at the end of the last hallway on the right.
Room Number: 129
Student worker: A.J.
We are in the process of hiring an E-Librarian for this site

Temporarily Closed

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

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

Spring 2020
Kingsville LRC Hours
The LRC shares space with the Testing Center
Room Number: 135.
Student worker: Adelaida and Cassandra
We are in the process of hiring an E-Librarian for this site

Temporarily Closed

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



Spring 2020
Pleasanton LRC Hours

The LRC shares space with the Student Success Center across the hall from the Main Office

Room Number: 106.

Student Worker: Amber 

Director of Library Services: Sarah Milnarich 

ID's are made at the front office

Temporarily closed




LRC Mission Statement

The mission of the Coastal Bend College Learning Resource Center 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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