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Requesting Library Items & Curbside Services
This guide will outline the process on how to request library items and schedule a curbside pickup once ready.
Please see "Step 1 Request Library Items" tab in this Curbside Guide.
I submitted my requests, how long until my items are ready?
You will receive a library notification once your item(s) are pulled and are ready to pick up. Once ready, then you can schedule a pickup appointment.
We will make every effort to get library items out to students in a timely manner. Due to safety procedures and quarantining of items, it may take a bit longer to prepare items for checkout. Your safety is worth it! Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Can I request Course Reserves books?
Yes, students are able to request books from Library Course Reserves and the Learning Center Course Reserves.
The checkout for all course reserves are semester-long and due in May.
We encourage students to share high demand course reserves by turning items in once finished to share course reserve resources with their classmates.
Can I request from another library and have it sent to CSM, and vice versa?
Yes! That service is now available.
If there is a book at another college library that you want to request to be sent to CSM you are not able to have it sent to CSM but you are able to request and pick-up at that campus library. You can use the OneSearch catalogs and Curbside Guides at these colleges to pick-up materials at these libraries:
I am a Community Member but not a CSM/SMCCD student, faculty, or staff member. Can I request CSM Library items?
We are currently only able to process requests for SMCCD students, faculty, and staff. If you are a community member and want to check out CSM items please contact your local public library and ask about World Share services.
I received a notice my items are ready for pickup, what do I do next?
Once you receive a notification that your library items are ready, your will have 10 business days to schedule an appointment and pick-up your items. If you do not pick-up your items during this window, items will be cancelled and returned to the library shelf and made available to other students.
How long do I have to pick up my items once I receive the notification my items are ready?
Once you receive a notification your library items are ready, your will have 10 business days to schedule an appointment pick-up day/time.
If you do not pick-up your item during this window, items will be cancelled, returned to the library shelf and made available to other students.
What are CSM’s Curbside Pickup/Return days?
Tuesdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Excluding holidays and holiday long weekends.
Can I return my books/items/technology?
Technology, books, and items require an appointment for returns throughout the semester. There are will also be designated ‘Return Days’ at the end of the semester.