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College of San Mateo Library

Distance Education Resources

The CSM Library is currently closed for in-person services. Please refer to our Remote Services for Students guide to learn more about current services available to students, or chat with a librarian using the box on this page.

The Basics

An introduction to CSM Library Services available to students participating in CSM's Distance Education programs. Information on how to get a library card, how to talk to CSM librarians in real time, and answers to other frequently asked questions.

When you're NOT on campus...

Access books, articles, and other library resources even when you're not on campus.

When you ARE on campus...

What to expect if you can make it to the CSM library in person. Note that the CSM Library is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Research Help

Get the help you need on a variety of research topics including citations, plagiarism, and browse research guides for a variety of subjects.


System requirements and tips on troubleshooting while using the library website and tools.

Accessibility Resources

Accessibility information for students with disabilities.

Additional DE Resources

Links to other campus and district resources for distance education students.