Library of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

About the Library of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

Student CBS In Library

There are more than 42,000 volumes and over 150 hard copy journals, periodicals and newspapers available for use to support the academic programs of CBS and to meet its educational objectives and additional research. In addition, the College has extensive access to many databases with thousands of full text journals, magazines and downloadable e-books. 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 each student.

The library is for CBS students, faculty and staff. Students should follow the instructions of the library staff and posted procedures for usage.

The College of Biblical Studies and the University of St. Thomas have entered into an Inter-Library Loan Agreement whereby CBS students may use their prestigious Doherty library collection. The student should check with the CBS library staff as to location and procedures for utilizing the UST library.

CBS Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday – 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 
Friday & Sunday – 

Ph: (832) 252-4618          

Ask A Librarian For Help

"Ask a Librarian for Help" - To receive help with Library Reference Questions click this link to submit your inquiry.


If you would like to talk to our Reference Library Associate, Seferino Esparza in person, dial (832) 252-0753

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).