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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.

FAQs Curbside Services

How do I request an item from the Library? 

  • 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?

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; community member requests are not available at this time.

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. 
  • Please see the Returning Items section for details.

How long are checkout times for Library items?

  • All CSM Library books and technology are semester-long check-out for Spring 2021.