Ask A Librarian
Librarians at CSM are here to answer any questions you have about doing research, obtaining sources for your classes assignments or any other questions you may have about using library materials, services or technology!

IN PERSON
You can stop by the CSM Library's reference desk to ask any questions you may have - no appointment necessary. Available when the library is open (see Library hours).

IM / CHAT
Use the chat window on the right, or IM directly using one of the IM clients and user names listed here. Available when the library is open (see Library hours).

PHONE
You can call us at 650-574-6232 and we'll answer your questions over the phone. Available when the library is open (see Library hours).

TEXT / SMS
To send a text / SMS message to a CSM Librarian, send your message to 650-276-0632. Standard messaging rates apply. Available when the library is open (see Library hours). *Note: be sure to include the 650 area code, even if sending from a phone with a 650 number.

EMAIL
Use this form to email your questions to the CSM Librarian. Please allow 48 hours for a response Monday through Thursday, and longer on Friday, weekends, and holidays. *Note: email service is not available when classes are not in session (i.e. intersession breaks and holidays)