College of Biblical Studies Libraries 

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Library in Houston

CBS has extensive access to many databases with thousands of full text journals, magazines, and downloadable e-books. These databases are accessible on or off campus 24/7. The library has a computer lab with over 35 computer terminals outfitted with Microsoft Office, and there are five study rooms with A/V equipment in each room (6-10 person capacity). In addition, the library and main building have Wi-Fi connectivity available to students. The library is for CBS students, faculty, and staff. 

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Library in Indianapolis

CBS Indianapolis has extensive access to many databases with thousands of full text journals, magazines, and downloadable e-books. These databases are accessible on or off campus 24/7. The Indianapolis library has over 12 computer terminals outfitted with Microsoft Office. In addition, the library has Wi-Fi connectivity available to students and copier/printer.





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If you would like to talk to our reference library associate, contact Houston's Seferino Esparza at 832.252.0753 or Indianapolis's Joshua Wagner at 317.789.8268.

CBS Library Database

NOTE:
These logins are for CBS, DTS, Students, Faculty and staff only.

If you are on the CBS campus using the College’s WiFi connections or CBS LAN Cable connections, links to the databases will login automatically. If you are off the CBS campus, then you will need to have a username and password to enter any database. These databases are only provided to CBS students, faculty and staff, Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) students, faculty and administration. For further information, come by or call the Library Circulation Desk at 832 252-4618.

Library in Houston

There are more than 48,000 volumes and hundreds of electronic journals, periodicals, databases and newspapers available for use to support the academic programs of CBS, and meet its educational objectives, and aids in additional research. In addition, CBS has extensive access to many databases with thousands of full text journals, magazines, and downloadable e-books. These databases are accessible on or off campus 24/7. Students on campus have automatic access by using the college’s student WiFi and clicking on the database on the library database page. Off campus access is done by using an established username and password established for each database. These database username and password sheets are available in the library or contact your librarian for one by email or phone. The library has a computer lab with over 35 computer terminals outfitted with Microsoft Office and there are 5 study rooms with A/V equipment in each room (6-10 people capacity). In addition, the library and main building has Wi-Fi connectivity available to students. The library is for CBS students, faculty, and staff. Students should follow the instructions of the library staff and posted procedures for usage. 

CBS Library Houston Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Closed
 
The CBS Houston Library is closed on Saturdays but:

- On Saturdays, CBS students who would like to use the DTS Library at 7100 Regency Square would just need to come to the student entrance (the back side away from the street, Regency Blvd.) and the DTS security guard Ellie can let them in the building. Bring your CBS identification.

- The official hours of the DTS library on Saturday are "8am - 5:30pm as long as a class is meeting on campus that Saturday.” On the rare Saturdays where classes are not meeting, the DTS Library is not open. Check with DTS directly for their closures during the semester.

Houston Library Phone: (832) 252-4618

Library in Indianapolis

There are more than 5,200 volumes in the Indianapolis library with hundreds of electronic journals, periodicals, databases and newspapers available for use to support the academic programs of CBS, and meets its educational objectives, and aids in additional research. In addition, CBS Indianapolis has extensive access to many databases with thousands of full text journals, magazines, and downloadable e-books. These databases are accessible on or off campus 24/7. Students on campus have automatic access by using the college’s student WiFi and clicking on the database on the library database page. Off campus access is done by using an established username and password established for each database. These database username and password sheets are available in the library or contact your librarian for one by email or phone. The Indianapolis library has over 12 computer terminals outfitted with Microsoft Office. In addition, the library has Wi-Fi connectivity available to students and copier/printer machine. The library is for CBS students, faculty, and staff. Students should follow the instructions of the library staff and posted procedures for usage.   

CBS Library Indianapolis Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: Closed
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Closed     

Indianapolis Library Phone: (317) 789-8268
Email: library@cbshouston.edu   

Policies

Semester Break Check-out Policies
Between semesters, materials will be checked out to CBS bachelor program students (associate program not included), CBS faculty, and Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) students. CBS associate and certificates students resume check out privileges during regular semesters.

Renew Library Book
Items can be renewed in person, by phone, or by email (email renewal is available only if the library patron account was set up with username and password at the time of patron enrollment in the library database).