Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jazz Online - Naxos

Naxos has created a new online library for Jazz Music and has extended a complimentary subscription to us (since we currently subscribe to their classical music library):
Naxos Music Library Jazz
Only have two users may access this database at a time, so it is important to   Log-Out   using the link at the top.  It will last through 9/30/2014.

NOTE: We have a paid subscription to Jazz Music Library which allows unlimited usage; you may want to try that first/instead.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Scientific American


CBC Library now has online access to Scientific American.

Access the latest issue today!

Since 1845 Scientific American has been providing cutting-edge content in science, technology, policy and business worldwide. As one of the most recognized, respected and widely read monthly magazines, Scientific American bridges the gap between the research community and those who can put discoveries to work. Every issue identifies and delivers the latest developments, along with business-critical R and D, across a broad range of fields including:
Health Environment
Space Society and Policy
Technology Energy
Biology General sciences
Mind and Brain

Scientific American also offers:

Scientific American Mind Included with your site license subscription to Scientific American, Scientific American Mind publishes substantive information on the science of what makes humans human. Expert writers consider and define such topics as how we make choices, whether multitasking saves time, how memory works and the latest findings in depression and stress.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Lit Fest Display, 2013

Books by current and past LitFest authors are now on display in the CBC Library. Don't miss the Three Days in May event at the Richland Public Library, May 21-23!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Printing in the Library (Pasco Campus)

New:  Printing from most of the computers in the Library.
  • Students must log into the computers with SID and PIN;
  • Students must choose desired printer every time, the default printer differs on each computer;
  • When printing, students can choose NetPrint printers (designated with NP) DIRECTLY and single-sided printing if desired. See image below. There is No Need to login to the NetPrint web interface and upload files. 
  • 75 page limit - split larger files into multiple print jobs.

More Information about cash printing (G624, G699, and G530; Pay cash at Circulation) :
  • Students will NOT be charged for citation, abstract, library catalog, or KIOSK printing.

  • Students will be charged for printing of full-text articles, email, assignments, web pages, etc. in the main library on the Pasco campus.

  • G624 and G699 are black & white printers ($.05 per page, defaulted to "Print on Both Sides")

  • G530 is the color printer ($.25 per page, defaulted to print Single-sided)

  • You can pick up your printings at the Circulation Desk. Let us know the number of the computer (e.g. Index 8, epicenter 16, etc.) that you printed from.

To print PowerPoint slides 2-6 slides on one side of a page, print as "Handouts".

The college encourages double-sided printing to save paper and most instructors are aware of that. However, if for some reason, you would like to print single-sided, you can change the default.

Using the NetPrint Web Interface (from your laptop or any non-library computer with an internet connection)
(G841 black & white, G866 color; every currently registered student gets $12 "free" credit for printing.)
  • NetPrint Web Interface Login
  • NetPrint Information page
  • $12 "free" credit per quarter
  • The black & white printer defaults to double-sided printing and it cannot be changed using the NetPrint web interface
  • Limited file types accepted using the NetPrint web interface. A lot of files can be converted to XPS files, which works with the NetPrint web interface. If you need help, ask a reference librarian.
  • NetPrint Demo (Update: All student NetAccounts are automatically activated now. Please skip the first part of the video.)


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Finding Required Textbooks for Classes

After you have registered for your classes, you might want to find out what books are needed. Instructors send the information to the CBC bookstore before the quarter starts. You can search for the textbooks at the CBC bookstore website. You may rent if available. Renting can be cheaper but you have to mail it back after the rental period. You may also use the library reserve copy if available, which is also usually in-library use only. See detailed information about your options below.

I. Steps to find out required textbooks by course
1. Go to
2. Scroll down and click on the blue "textbooks" button above "Store Info"
3. Check the checkbox and click "Continue to Textbook Ordering" (You don’t have to order online.)
4. Click on the quarter that you want to find out about. (e.g. "Winter 2013")
5. Select the department. e.g. "ENGL&", click on it to select the specific class
6. Classes will appear on the right side window that says "Your Schedule".
7. Click on the black "Find Books" button
8. You should see the list of textbooks, note the edition and ISBN.

II. If the book is too expensive,  you can rent textbooks if available.
Go to
You can search for the book by ISBN, Title, etc. Note that not all textbooks are available for renting. Renting can be cheaper but you have to mail it back after the rental period. sometimes also offer rental options.

III. At the library, we have a course reserves (library use only) which includes some textbooks. We don't have textbooks for all classes on reserve. You should also try searching by the book's title in the catalog to see if there is another copy in a different location. Ask for "Reserve Circ" items at the Circulation desk. Ask a librarian if you need help with the search.

IV. Resource center provides short-time no-interest book loans for students. According to their director, “there is no interest and no fee and no low income requirement, but students will have to show financial ability to pay back the loan by the end of the quarter. This would be helpful for some students who are working but could benefit from paying the tuition in three installments over the summer. Students who have financial aid already should not apply for the loan unless for some reason their aid payment did not arrive on time and they need help."

V. Finally, you may want to confirm with your instructor that the book you are ordering is the right one. Sometimes your instructors might even allow you to use an older edition, which could be much cheaper. Some instructors might also put an extra copy of the textbook on reserve at the library if they know that the bookstore has run out of copies. To find contact information of your instructor, go to the CBC Staff Directory.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

BBC Shakespeare Online Videos

The library has added streaming video productions of several of Shakespeare's greatest plays.  Originally produced by the BBC for television these feature brilliant actors including Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Brian Glover, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Derek Jacobi,  Helen Mirren, and Patrick Stewart.  Requires Adobe Flash player.