TextBook store

The Columbia Textbook Store is located on the first floor of the Resource Centre beside Reception. The Bookstore carries all current semester textbooks and a limited supply of past semester text books.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (Contact Reception for exceptions)

Return Policy

Refunds or exchanges will be accepted until the second week of each semester (third day for summer semester) or one week after date of purchase if purchase was made prior to a semester. For a 100% refund or exchange, students must bring the textbook back (a) in the first week of the fall or winter semester, (b) within the first three days of the summer semester, or (c) one week from the date of purchase if the purchase was made prior to the beginning of a semester. A 90% refund is available for textbooks returned the second week of the fall or winter semester.

For an exchange or refund, customers must have the original till receipt (plus debit/credit card or yellow textbook charge receipt if applicable). All refunds will be applied to the student's account unless original purchase was made with a credit card (refunded to credit card).

Textbooks will NOT be accepted for a refund or exchange if:

  • plastic shrink wrap has been opened or removed (when applicable).
  • textbook has been damaged in any way.
  • any accompanying CD or student aid is missing from the text package.
  • returned after the second week of the fall or winter semesters, or after the third day of the summer semester.

Columbia Bible College reserves the right to refuse refunds if the return does not meet the standards listed in the store policy.


Students who wish to park on campus must purchase a parking pass for the whole academic year beginning in September. If a parking pass is no longer needed, students can return the pass and complete a parking pass cancellation form available at the front office. The prorated amount will be refunded to the student's account. Daily parking is available, please see reception for rates.


Parking Permit Rates: 2020/21
    Commuter   Resident
Academic Year   $160*   $200*

*plus GST

Click for a full list of student fees


Parking Permits and Violations
To register your vehicle for a parking permit or to appeal a parking violation, please login to MY CBC.





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Student Card



Columbia Bible College places a high priority on the public safety of the campus community. To help maintain security, every student and staff member is issued a prox card with picture ID. Each prox card is coded to allow access to specific buildings and rooms on campus. For example, commuters gain access to the Commuter Lounge with their prox card, and residents need their prox cards to access their building and floor.


Note that our 24-hour on-campus assistance line is printed on the back of every prox card, so you should never have trouble finding it.


Student Job Board

Students looking to work while studying at Columbia have access to various employment opportunities.

On-Campus Employment

Click on the jobs below to view the job descriptions.

Student Ambassador
Dining Services (kitchen help, dishwashers, catering)
Athletic Minors Official/Gym Supervisor
Reception Relief
Custodial Help
Library Assistant


Off-Campus Employment

Columbia provides a job board for employers to post job opportunities for Columbia students. Please note that this is a free service and Columbia Bible College is not responsible for the job postings listed.


Off-Campus Housing


Live Off Campus

Do you qualify to live off-campus? If you're married, a continuing student, or age 20 and over, you're welcome to live off campus if you prefer. Columbia is surrounded by great housing options. To make your search easier, we've created a housing board.


Off-Campus Housing Board

Columbia provides a housing board for the community to post available housing opportunities for Columbia students. Please note that this is a free service and Columbia Bible College is not responsible for the postings listed.


Columbia Student Discounts

As a current Columbia student, did you know you qualify for special discounts at local restaurants & businesses? Remember to bring your ID card and mention the discount.


Coffee Shops & Restaurants


Automotive Repair



Retail Stores


Hemingway Logo


Hemingway's | 33765 Essedene Ave (in Old Abbotsford)

Incredible deals on books & music, with a huge selection. Show your card and get 10% off your purchase.





Blackwood Building Centre | 33050 South Fraser Way

Hardware, paint, everything for your dorm room, suite, or home. Show your card and get 10% off your purchase (alumni, staff/faculty and students!).


King Music


King Music | 2669 Langdon St in Abbotsford

10% discount at Abbotsfod & Chilliwack locations




Reflex Supplements | #103 - 2649 Trethewy St

Nutritional supplements and helpful service. 10% discount.