Library Support during COVID-19

While the Annie Gabriel Library building is closed until further notice, the Library continues to support Lancer Nation with its online collections and services, which are always open:


Book Returns

All library materials can be returned by placing them in the library bookdrop, now located in front of the library building. For questions about returning library materials please contact Rob Diaz.



The library's vast collection of online resources is available from anywhere. This includes:


Research Help

Librarians remain available for research assistance to help you find the information you need:

  • Chat: For immediate assistance, chat reference continues to be available 24/7.
  • WebEx: Live research help via WebEx is available by request Monday-Thurs 8am-9pm and Fri 8am-5pm.
  • Text: Simple queries can also be submitted via text/SMS to (951) 221-4228.
  • E-mail: Send us an e-mail about your needs and we'll get back to you ASAP.



Faculty are encouraged to view the Guide to the Library for Faculty & Staff


New Database for Consumer Market Research: Mintel

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Mintel provides extraordinarily up-to-date and in-depth analysis of consumer markets based on original survey research. Access Mintel's U.S. reports from the library's databases listings.

Some examples of the questions Mintel can answer:

  • How many people have bought new athletic shoes in the last year?
  • What are the top trends in the mattress market?
  • What are the most common uses of voice assistants?
  • How often do most people eat at a fine dining restaurant?

Library Adopts RapidILL System to Streamline Interlibrary Loan for Articles

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There are over 20 million journal articles available from the library, but that number is only a portion of all articles that have ever been published. To better facilitate fast, easy and reliable requesting of articles from beyond CBU's collections, the library has adopted RapidILL. RapidILL is built into existing systems, so those who already submit requests don't need to change anything. View the press release.

Color, Cashless and Wireless Printing Now Available

Due to the efforts of CBU ITS, we're very happy to announce that color printing is now available in the library and around campus! You can also now print from wifi. A wide variety of payment options are available, including LancerBucks, Paypal and more. Cash payments for printing are no longer accepted.

Printing requires setting up a free user account. Don't wait, register today! You can learn more about the new printing options here.

New printing kiosk

Rose Lilley Retires after 23 Years of Service

Rose Lilley

Rose Lilley, Library Assistant for Technical Processing at the Annie Gabriel Library since 1996, retired at the end of June. For over two decades, she was instrumental in the preservation and expansion of the library's print collections. Her loving and thoughtful care will be reflected throughout the Annie Gabriel Library for decades to come. From the library staff and the many students whose lives you've touched: thank you, Rose!