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

Library of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

About the Library of the College of Biblical Studies 

Student CBS In LibraryThere 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, meet its educational objectives, and aid in additional research. In addition, CBS 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 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 and the University of St. Thomas have entered into an Inter-Library Loan Agreement whereby CBS students may use University of St. Thomas' 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 7:30 PM
Wednesday – 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – C

  • The CBS Library is closed on Saturdays but:
  • CBS Students on Saturdays, if you need to make copies or printgo to the CBS bookstore.
  • 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 “8a-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. This Fall through the end of the year, those closed Saturdays will be October 17th and 24th and December 22nd and 29th. 
Ph: (832) 252-4618          

Ask A Librarian For Help

"Ask a Librarian for Help" - To receive help with library reference questions, click the link to submit your inquiry.


If you would like to talk to our reference library associate, contact Seferino Esparza at 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).