Library

Services for Students

Welcome to the Library
Borrowing and Renewing
Online Resources
Holds
Interlibrary Borrowing
Using Other Local Libraries
Course Reserves
Copying and Printing
Research Assistance
Computers in the Library
Study Areas
Policies for Library Users

Welcome to the Library

The Annie Gabriel Library is a dynamic organization devoted to helping you find the information you need, providing vast online collections of quality resources in addition to our more traditional print collection. Our building, which is located in the center of campus, is a great place to conduct research, study for an exam, meet and work with friends, or just find a quiet corner to relax. The physical collections of the Annie Gabriel Library include over 200,000 items including books, journals, DVDs, and sound recordings. Additionally, the Library also offers access to e-resources such as scholarly journal articles, e-books, online encyclopedias, streaming audio and video, and more. All online resources are available to current students both on- and off-campus.

Borrowing and Renewing Library Materials

Your library card is your current CBU ID. Use the library catalog for the Annie Gabriel Library - Webcat - to search for print books, e-books and other items in the library's physical collections. When materials are checked out, the due date is stamped in the front of the book. Materials should be returned to the Access Services desk during hours the library is open, and to the outdoor book return when the library is closed. Click here for more information about borrowing privileges and responsibilities.

You can renew most items in-person at the library or online by logging into Webcat with your library ID and PIN. Your library ID is printed on your student ID card and includes all leading zeros. Your PIN is a confidential four-digit number that is e-mailed to you when you register with the library. If you don't know your PIN, please contact the library front desk at (951) 343-4228.

Online Resources

The library's collections contain far more than what sits on the shelves in our building. Use the library catalog (Webcat) to search from over 100,000 e-books, covering all academic disciplines and available for your use right now.

Additionally, the library provides over forty different databases for finding articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals. In these databases you can also find reference materials, musical recordings, statistics, and much more. From this page, you can view a list of all databases, or browse them by subject. The Full-Text Journal Finder can be used to look up the full-text of any specific citations you find.

Holds

There may be times that an item you want is not on the shelf. If the library catalog shows that the item is checked out, you can place a hold in-person at the library or online by logging into Webcat with your library ID and PIN. Your library ID is printed on your student ID card and includes all leading zeros. Your PIN is a confidential four-digit number that is e-mailed to you when you register with the library. If you don't know your PIN, please contact the library front desk at (951) 343-4228.

If an item you have checked out is placed on hold, you may keep it until the due date, but you may not renew it.

You may also place holds on items to have them retrieved from certain collections closed to the public.

Interlibrary Borrowing

In addition to library materials available through the Webcat catalog, students may request items from other libraries. Books, articles and other resources not available from Annie Gabriel Library can be requested via Interlibrary loan forms. Many other library catalogs, such as WorldCat, list materials which you could request be sent to campus for you.

Using Other Local Libraries

The IEALC (Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative) Card is available to students at the Access Services Desk. This card provides you the opportunity to visit a number of local universities and colleges. Only books can be borrowed. For more information visit our IEALC Page.

Course Reserves

Faculty may select books and articles to place on reserve for students enrolled in a specific course. These items are arranged by department and professor's name at the library's front desk (Access Services).

Copying and Printing

The library provides a variety of copying and printing services. Printing from PCs costs five cents per two pages. Copies cost five cents per two pages. For more information and questions about services contact the Access Services Desk (951-343-4228).

Research Assistance

Research assistance is individualized help from librarians in locating materials on a topic and navigating the library's print and online collections.  Research assistance is available to all students through the Ask a Librarian page via phone, e-mail or chat.

Also, in-person research assistance is available during most opening hours. For more in-depth assistance, contact one of the following librarians to schedule:

Computers in the Library

Computers with access to library resources and the Internet are located near the entrance of the library. Power outlets are also located throughout the rest of the building near desks and tables for individual laptop usage. The computers all have Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and SPSS. Screen reading software is available upon request.

Wireless access is available throughout the entire library to students with an active LancerNet ID and password.

Study Areas

Individual carrels and group study spaces are available throughout the library. Most of the locations have power outlets for laptops.

Policies for Library Users

The "LancerNet" section of your CBU Student Handbook describes in detail the policies governing use of the LancerNet network, including "all computers, printers, network hardware, cabling, computer accounts, e-mail accounts, Internet access, World Wide Web pages, software" and other technology resources. 

See this page to view library borrowing policies.