Monday, August 27, 2018

Wall Street Journal online now at CSM Library

In a world where education and career opportunities are more competitive than ever, the need for you to obtain broader perspectives on a variety of global business issues is a necessity. Which is why The College of San Mateo has joined The Wall Street Journal in a collaboration that will provide students and faculty full access to the Journal. The Journal provides career advice and ties real-world examples into what you learn, giving you the opportunity to enhance your educational experience and stay ahead.

You can use your school-sponsored WSJ membership to:

  • Research topics relevant to your courses and careers
  • Save and share pertinent articles with other students
  • Follow companies and industries that interest you
  • Track real-time stories and trends
  • Enjoy the most engaging coverage of arts, culture and life

Activate your school-sponsored Journal membership by going to:

Please note--you must be on campus to create an account. If you are an online student, please contact the CSM Library for help.

If you already have an account and have questions about your school-sponsored membership, call 1-800-JOURNAL or email 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Join Us for Our Summer Workshops: Make Warm Hats for Tiny Babies!

Join us for two workshops co-sponsored by the CSM Library Makerspace and San Mateo Athletic Club.

What: Knit or crochet hats for tiny babies. We provide supplies and tools. 
When: June 20, 11am-2pm or July 17, 11am-2pm
Where: CSM Library Classroom
Refreshments provided courtesy of San Mateo Athletic Club


Make hats on your own and drop them off during the library open hours before July 18. 

Questions? See the details on the flyer above or contact Cassandra King at 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Library on the Go! Download Our New Mobile App

Take College of San Mateo Library on the go! Our new mobile app turns your smartphone or tablet into a library at your fingertips. You can instantly tap into library resources...anytime, anywhere!

The modern design features a more intuitive and easy-to-read layout. Enhanced services allow you to checkout and download digital items from within the app, use an eCard version of your library card, access all of the library’s digital content providers, and much more.

New App Features

  • Manage your account (My Account), by logging in with your library card number and PIN.
  • Access your content (Bookshelf), renew materials, place/manage holds, and check/pay your account balance.
  • Use your eCard to check out materials.
  • Explore our entire catalog, read reviews, find similar items and locate a copy to pick up from any library within San Mateo County.
  • Locate your nearest San Mateo County Libraries location.
  • Access our Digital Collection in one convenient location. Borrow ebooks and other online content. You can even download some digital items from within the app.
  • See a book that looks interesting? Scan an ISBN barcode from the back of a book to see if a copy is available at one of our libraries.

How to Get Started

iOS & Android Devices
You can download the app by searching for San Mateo College Library in the Apple App store or Google Play store on your device or click the appropriate button below.

 Find it in the app store  Find the app on Google Play

CSM Library Summer Schedule

beach with a book on the sand


Summer Session Hours

June 11 - July 19 

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 7pm

July 23 - August 2

Monday - Thursday: 2pm - 7pm


Closed for Summer Break

The Library is closed:
  • May 26 - June 10
  • August 3 - August 14

Sunday, March 11, 2018

New Databases from ABC-CLIO at CSM Library

We have six new databases at CSM from ABC-CLIO. These databases will be helpful for many students of History, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and more!

  • The African American Experience
  • The American Indian Experience
  • The Latino American Experience
  • Modern Genocide
  • Pop Culture Universe
  • World Religions

  • Library Card login is required if accessing from off-campus. Please let a librarian know if you need help using the database, or have questions about research.

    Oscar winning films available via Swank Digital Campus - a streaming film database for CSM students

    Some Oscar winning films are available for CSM students, faculty, and staff to stream free while logged in with your Library card.

    Here are few of the most recent Oscar winning films. Let us know if you have questions about using Swank Digital Campus.

    black man with tears running down his cheeks and the words get out, best original screenplay and a golden statuette
    an African American man and boy, the same person at two different ages, and the words Moonlight and Best picture 2016   a couple dancing outside against a night sky and the words La La Land best actress and best director 2016

    two beautiful women, one is transgender, and the words the Danish Girl, best supporting actress 2015   a woman's face who is part robot and standing next to a young man, and the words best visual effects 2015
    Browse all Swank Digital Campus titles. Library card login is required.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    The Library will be closed March 8, 2018

    Flex Day at CSM means the Library will be closed.

    CSM will be closed for business on Thursday March 8, 2018, as faculty and staff are dedicating the day to professional development. We apologize for any convenience this may cause you.

    Fortunately, due to our partnership with the Peninsula Library System, there are other Libraries in the area that are open. Your PLS library card, including CSM Library cards, allow you to check out materials from any public library in San Mateo County.

    Please contact us if you have any questions during regular open hours.