College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
The library's resources include reference books, a circulating book collection, audiovisual materials, computer databases, a course reserve collection, and Internet access.
Research Help: A reference librarian is available for research help. Help can include finding library resources, using databases, and citing library resources. Call (443) 550-6060 for more information.
Circulation and Course Reserves: Students and employees of CSM as well as residents of Calvert, St. Mary's, or Charles counties may borrow books from the library. Students and employees must use their College ID cards to check out books, and residents must have a valid local public library card. Circulating books may be borrowed for one month. They may usually be renewed over the phone, in person, or by emailing a request to the library. Other materials such as periodicals and audiovisual materials may only be used inside the library.
Faculty may place materials related to their courses in a special reserve collection for restricted borrowing. Either library or personally owned materials may be placed on reserve. Materials on course reserve circulate for differing amounts of time, ranging from "library use only" up to 1 week. Fines for overdue reserve materials are $1 per day.
Interlibrary Loan: Through interlibrary loan (ILL), we can order almost any book or periodical article that you need. Please allow 1-4 weeks for delivery of requested items.
ID Cards: Student ID cards are available at the Circulation Desk. ID cards are issued for all students currently enrolled in classes at CSM. A valid photo ID such as a driver's license, military ID, or passport is required to obtain a CSM ID card. Student ID cards have a photo and the CSM student ID number. The first card is free, but there is a fee for replacement cards. Please contact the campus library for more information.
Copier and Scanners: The library maintains public service copier. It is located by the front desk. Copies are 10 cents each. The library also maintains two scanners in the computer lab. See library staff for assistance.
Quiet Study Room: The library maintains a quiet study room. This room is reserved for individual study. Please see the library staff for more information.