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College of San Mateo (CSM)., Library


College of San Mateo (CSM)., Library

San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD)

Provides general library and reference services to students, faculty and Peninsula Library System card holders.


Provides general library and reference services to students, faculty, staff and administrators of the college, and to users from other Peninsula Library System (PLS) libraries. County residents who are not students may borrow materials with their PLS library card. Materials may also be borrowed through a public library. Has books and periodicals in foreign languages as well as telecourse video tapes. Copy machines are available. The library is also a partial U.S. Government Depository Library.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops on campus.
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 37.5350511 -122.335123 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to service. Cash and checks accepted.


CSM students and faculty


Library materials are checked out to CSM students, faculty and administrators and to PLS library card holders. Others may use the materials in the library or borrow materials through a public library

How to Apply:

Walk in or apply by phone or email.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County