The first floor of the library is now open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, including limited computer and study areas, the Reference and Serials collections, and the front desk area for book checkouts. The second floor of the building remains closed, but the Library continues to support Lancer Nation with its online collections and services, which are always open:
Book Checkout Procedure
Currently, in order to borrow print books they must be requested using the following Holds process:
- Search OneSearch Catalog on the library webpage to find a book(s) that you would like to borrow. (Important: Only select books that list a status of ‘available’ for borrowing).
- From the information about your book, select the link ‘View in Library Catalog (Webcat)’ to enter the Webcat system, where a hold can be placed.
- Once in Webcat, find the ‘Place Hold’ button for your book(s) and select it.
- Use your lancernet credentials to place the Hold. (You can leave the ‘Expiration Date’ field blank).
- Books generally will be available at the library front desk within an hour (during business hours) of their request. No notice of availability will be sent, just come by the library.
- When entering the library to check out your book(s) at the front desk, please wear a mask, use the hand sanitizer available inside the building, and maintain six feet of social distancing.
The library's vast collection of online resources is available from anywhere. This includes:
- Over 300,000 e-books -- find them in OneSearch Catalog.
- Millions of academic journal articles -- find them in OneSearch, or use a specific database. If an article is not available (from our collections or open access), it can still be requested via interlibrary loan.
- Over 30,000 streaming videos from databases like Films on Demand, NBC Learn and Digital Theatre+.
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.
Promoting Health in the Library
Please help contribute to the health of you and your fellow Lancers by observing the following rules when in the building:
- Please use the hand sanitizer station after entering the library building
- Wear a mask at all times
- Maintain six feet of social distancing
- Use the wipes provided to clean your study or computer area before and after use
- No eating or drinking inside the building
- Please do not move the chairs or other furniture
- Library spaces are currently for individual study only, no group study sessions
- Only one person is allowed in an aisle of bookcases at a time
- Do not reshelve any library materials – instead place them on the bookcarts when finished
- Please do not visit the library when sick
Faculty are encouraged to view the Guide to the Library for Faculty & Staff.
New Database for Consumer Market Research: Mintel
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:
Library Adopts RapidILL System to Streamline Interlibrary Loan for Articles
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.
Rose Lilley Retires after 23 Years of Service
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!