Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stream feature films assigned for class with our new database Swank Digital Campus!

New at CSM Library

Swank Digital Campus

Swank Digital campus browsing interface - various film poster art

This streaming film database has a Netflix style viewing experience, and features a selection of films from the many major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings.

Easily watch films assigned in class from home. The Library is working with Film Studies, Ethnic Studies, and others across campus to provide access to as many films we can that are being assigned for you to watch in class.

Your Library Card is required for login when viewing films from off campus. Please contact a Librarian if you have any questions.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Films on Demand adds 254 new titles during June

254 new films added

✔ View your newly added titles: View a full list of the new titles just added to your collection.

Explore Films on Demand.

Requires Library Card account login.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

AtoZdatabases introduces a new mapping tool

What is AtoZ?

AtoZdatabases is a premier marketing database. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S. 

AtoZ will help you: Find a business; find a job; develop mailing & email lists; and find a person.

To use AtoZdatabases, login with your PLS Library Card. To see other business and entrepreneurship database search tools available at CSM, visit the CSM website.

New Map Tool

CSM Library is excited to share the Map Tool feature with you! You can now visualize density in businesses or residents across the geography and other criteria of which you selected. You will use the map tool in the 30 Million Businesses and Executives database as well as the 220 Million Residents database for any searches that yield less than 500,000 results.

You can select the tool once you are on the results page, then simply click the “Map” button. You are able to Zoom in and out on the map as well as Download, Print, or E-mail this information.


a to z database search results with the map tab selected, map of Florida with data points

Monday, March 13, 2017

Try out Kanopy Streaming Film database through April 15

Let us know what you think of Kanopy!

kanopy landing page featuring film categories such as popular documentary, world cinema, and criterion collection films

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. 

Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.

How do I watch Kanopy films?

You can explore their films on our trial website until April 15, 2017. You'll need to login with your Peninsula Library System Library card account number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to watch the movies.

Then just add popcorn & soda! You are ready to enjoy. 

If you have trouble accessing the trial database, contact a Librarian during Library open hours.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Andy Warhol collection in ArtStor launches with 35,000 images

Andy Warhol with vintage 1907 camera; 1971. Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Andy Warhol; Red Jackie; 1964. Images © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and Andy Warhol artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Explore ArtStor, using your PLS Library Card account.

Michael Hermann, Director of Licensing at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, explains how the Foundation’s collection, split into two parts in the Artstor Digital Library, provides a comprehensive view of Warhol’s cultural impact--as well as insight into his personal life.

Thirty years after his death, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work continue to inspire creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. The extensive Andy Warhol Foundation launch available on Artstor provides a thorough presentation of the prolific artist’s works in one place for the first time through more than 35,000* images including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and photography spanning four decades.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

New documentaries available from Films on Demand!

Films on Demand: New Titles Notification


Account: College of San Mateo
Number of New Titles: 265

We are pleased to announce the new titles that were added to our On Demand subscription over the past month. Login with your PLS Library Card is required to view films from off campus.

✔ View your newly added titles

Featured Film

Nightline follows the journey of Syrian refugees who now call America home. Meet students attending American schools for the first time and see protests against refugee arrivals. An ABC News Production.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays from CSM Library!

We hope everyone has a great winter break. CSM Library will be closed during the break, beginning December 18, 2016 - January 16, 2017. We re-open on January 17 at 7:45am.