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Requesting Library Items

What you can request

Students, faculty and staff can request CSM Library books, media, headphones, and graphic novels with the process outlined here. Please note:

  • At least 24 hours is required for a request
  • Same day request and pick-up is not available
  • There are currently no holds allowed for technology - this is available on a first come, first served basis

Requesting CSM Library Items

See the PDF above for a step-by-step guide to requesting items for pick-up with screenshots, or the video below for a guided version. You can now choose to pick-up your items at CSM, Canada, or Skyline campuses. See below for instructions.

  1. Search for your item in OneSearch from the CSM Library homepage.
  2. Sign into your account using your OneLogin credentials.
  3. Browse the search results and locate the item you would like to place a hold on. Click on the title of the item to see more detail.
  4. Under "Get It" click "Request for Pick-up"
  5. Select the location you would like to pick-up at
  6. Click "Send Request"
  7. Your will see a green confirmation box when your request has been placed. You will receive an email when your request is ready.

Requesting Items from Other SMCCD Libraries

Is there an item at Skyline College Library or Cañada College Library that you need? You can use their OneSearch catalogs to locate materials, place your hold, then schedule your pick-up at any of the three campuses:

  1. Use the OneSearch catalogs at either Cañada College Library or the Skyline College Library  to locate your items
  2. Follow steps 2-6 above.
  3. You will receive an email when your item is available for pick-up.


Video Tutorial: How to Request an Item