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Requesting Library Items

What you can request

Students, faculty and staff can request CSM Library books, course reserves, media, headphones, and graphic novels with the process outlined here. Items checked out won't be due back until the end of the semester. Please note:

  • At least 24 hours is required for a request
  • Same day request and pick-up is not available

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, and then you can proceed to Step 2 to schedule a pick-up appointment (same day pick-up not available).

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. Once you've requested your item, follow the directions on the curbside guide at the college you would like to pick-up from to schedule an appointment at that campus:


Video Tutorial: How to Request an Item

How to request technology

Current enrolled students are able to request Chromebooks, graphing calculators, and wifi hotspots for the semester.

Fill out the technology request form.  All requested items may not be ready at the same time depending on availability.

If you want a laptop please select "Other" on the request form.


Special software 

If you need special software only available on laptops (e.g., Excel, Adobe Creative Suite), please submit a technology request form and indicate the course and special software needed.