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Faculty Guide to Library Resources: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

This guide is for CSM faculty who want learn more about using library resources in their online and in-person classes and instruction.

Search the Library Catalog

When you search the CSM library catalog, you are also searching the library collections of Skyline College, Cañada College and all public libraries in San Mateo County (aka the Peninsula Library System).


WorldCat gives you access to the catalogs of libraries around the Bay Area (and around the world).

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Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

The online Library Catalog enables easy access to materials available at all public libraries within San Mateo County -- use the box on the top left of this page to search the PLS catalog and request items from other libraries in the PLS system.

Through interlibrary loan processes the Library can also borrow material from other public and academic libraries throughout the world -- use the box on the bottom left to search WorldCat for items in libraries outside of the PLS system. 

Please contact the Reference Desk at ext. 6232, or visit this page for more information and to place an ILL request.