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CSM Library
College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Prince Frederick Campus Library


The library's resources include reference materials, access to books and periodicals through interlibrary loans and computer databases, audiovisual materials, computer databases, a course reserve collection, and Internet access.

Reference Collection: The library's reference collection includes a variety of dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, and MLA style manuals.  All reference materials are for in-library use only.  Reference assistance is available whenever the library is open. You may come in or call (410) 586-3056 to get reference assistance.

Audiovisual Materials: The library's audiovisual collection is composed of videotapes for use in the library and classrooms only.

Course Reserves: 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, periodical article, or ERIC document 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.