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College of San Mateo Library


Technology Equipment & Services

Students and employees are eligible for access to technology equipment and services in order to complete coursework or work.

Internet & WiFi Services

The CSM Library has SMCCCD WiFi throughout the building, as well as two computer labs with desktop computers with internet access.

Borrow Technology

Currently enrolled CSM students can borrow technology and equipment from the CSM Library. Technology cannot be placed on hold and is available on a first come, first served basis. Technology includes laptops, headphones, and calculators. Please have your student ID or photo ID ready for check out.

Check Availability

To see what's available now select an item below, click on the item you are interested in from the list, and look at the "Locations" section to see what's currently available in the CSM Library (CSM Tech Request Center).

Note that item showing a status of  "Not loanable" are still available for check out; only items showing "On holdshelf" or "On loan until" are unavailable for check out.

Bring your student ID card to the Library to check out available items

Returning Technology

Students can return technology in-person at the CSM Library during open hours:

  • Do not return technology to campus bookdrops; putting technology in bookdrops can cause serious damage
  • All technology needs to be returned at the end of the semester regardless of future enrollment
  • The Library may offer additional open hours at the end of the semester for technology returns. Please see the Library's hours page for additional hours

For more information about technology loans from other campus programs or department, contact the department or program.

Get Technology Support

If you are borrowing college provided technology (such as a laptop, wifi hotspot, or graphing calculator) and need help, please let us know how we can assist.

Get Technology Support

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with personally owned computers.

Other useful technology support resources:

CSM Library Computer Labs

The CSM Library has over 50 PC computers and two Macintosh computers available for students to use in its two computer lab areas on the main floor. There is no time limit for students using these computers.

All PC computers are loaded with the following software: Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Adobe Suite (Acrobat DC, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop), Microsoft Suite (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, & Word), Arduino IDE, Blender, FSReader 3.0, Fusion 2020, JAWS 2020, Kurzweil 3000, MakerBot, Pearson Sign In, QuickBooks Premier & File Manager, Ultimaker Cura 3.6.0, VLC Media Player, and ZoomText 2020. Students are not able to download third party software on library computers.

Other Equipment

The CSM Library has a e-imageData ScanPro machine available for use. It can view microfiche and microfilm.