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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."

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 terms (or limit search results) in several languages including Spanish 

EBSCO Discovery Service
Limit Your Results

Click here to recheck material or view account record

Research Guides

LRC Hours

Per CBC administrative decision, the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center and the LRC’s in Alice, Kingsville and Pleasanton are temporarily closed to students and the public.  Access to our digital resources remains available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and online research support will continue uninterrupted. You can reach LRC/library staff (Ray Benavides and Sarah Milnarich) via email at, text us using CHAT (select by department - Library) or call us at 361-354-2737 Mon.- Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information and resources are being added to the Off Campus Access tab regularly so check that page each week. Continue to check here for the most up to date information about LRC resources and services. 

 Be well and take care


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. If you have a book(s) checked out, don't worry, we are waiving all fines until face-to-face classes resume.

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

3No ID's are being made at this time.

4. Look at the Libguides above for your subject to find the titles of specific resources including databases 

Next, ‚Äčaccess individual databases at Off-Campus Access tab (the 2nd tab on top of this page) and

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


If you have a question, please email us at:


June and July 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
call us at 361-354-2737 Mon.- Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
 Temporarily closed to vistors

June and July 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: none currently
We are in the process of hiring an E-Librarian for this site
call us at 361-354-2737 Mon.- Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Temporarily closed to visitors

If you have a question, please email us at:


June and July 2020
Kingsville LRC Hours
The LRC shares space with the Testing Center
Room Number: 135

Temporarily closed to visitors

If you have a question, please email us at:


June and July 2020
Pleasanton LRC Hours

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

Room Number: 106

Director of Library Services: Sarah Milnarich

Temporarily closed to visitors

If you have a question, please email us at:




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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