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Guide: About the Library

New Books

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

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."

Student and Employee IDs

RETURNING STUDENTS CAN USE THE COUGAR photo ID THEY ALREADY HAVE.  Once your ID is made, it is good until you graduate. Be careful not to lose it.

IF YOU ARE A NEW STUDENT: We now offer ID processing online!  Call 361-354-2737 for information on how to order your ID online.

And for information on the various uses for your ID go here: Why get a Cougar photo ID?

BankMobile mails your COUGAR credit CARD for financial aid disbursement to the mailing address you provided the College 2-4 weeks after your Cougar ID is made. They mail it in a green envelope. If you are staying in the dorms you should list that address for ID purposes.

If you have any questions about this process call 361-354-2737 Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Have a great semester!!! 

Search Catalog

For a step-by step guide to doing your research click on the Off-Campus tab above

EBSCO Discovery Service
Limit Your Results

Click here to recheck material or view account record

Research Guides

LRC Hours

Be well and take care of yourself!


           Registration is open for the Fall. Go to the admissions/ registrar website for more information by clicking on:  registration information


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can I buy my textbooks at the Library? NO  Call the Bookstore  @361-354-2291 or 354-2290 

2. If you have a book(s) checked out, you can return them inside of the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center in Beeville or take to front office personnel in Alice, Pleasanton, and Kingsville and ask them to call Ray at 361-354-2737 so we can remove the title(s) from your record so that you can get your grades and transcripts or register on time.

3. To order your Cougar (photo) ID see Student and Employee IDs on the lower left on this page. 

4. Look at the Research Guides above for your subject to find the titles of specific resources. 

Next, â€‹click on individual databases at Off-Campus Access tab (the 2nd tab on top of this page) and

type the username and password given in the research steps to access online resources.


Beeville Library Hours

The Library is located in the Grady C. Hogue Learning Resource Center
  Walk through both sets of glass doors to find us. No appointment needed.
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Circulation Specialist: Ray Benavides
Director of Library Services:               
If you have a question, call us at 361-354-2737  during our open hours
or email us at 
Alice Library Hours
The Library is located down the main corridor, at the end of the last hallway on the right.
phone: 361-664-2981 extension 3059
Room Number: 129
Aris Gonzales is the work study student
The Library will be open Monday and Wednesday 8 am - 1 pm;
Tuesday and Thursday 1 - 5 pm; Closed Friday

A librarian is available to help you Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm so

call us at 361-354-2737  during our open hours
or email us at 

Kingsville Library Hours

The Library shares space with the Testing Center Room 135
phone: 361-592-1615 extension 4084
Room Number: 129
There is no work study at this time.
A librarian is available to help you Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm so
call us at 361-354-2737  during our open hours
or email us at 

Pleasanton Library Hours

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

Room Number: 106

phone: 830-569-4222  extension 1230 or 866-361-4222 extension 1230

There is no work study at this time.

A librarian is available to help you Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm so

call us at 361-354-2737  during our open hours
or email us at 

LRC Mission Statement

The mission of the Coastal Bend College Library Services is to support the college curriculum by providing diverse educational resources in all formats. 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, the Library provides general materials to stimulate the interests of a diverse student and public population to promote life-long learning.

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