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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?
No, you can only request CSM Library items for CSM campus pick-up; CSM items cannot be sent to other libraries/campuses.
If there is a book at another college library that you want to request 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.