Learning Labs

Contact Us

La Plata Campus
Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology (ST Building),

Laurie Cangelosi

Leonardtown Campus
Beverly Dearstine-Russell
Building B, Room 111

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 125

Laura M. Robins
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 211

Students at computers in the learning labs


Fall/Spring Semester Hours

La Plata:

  • Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 


  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Prince Frederick:

  • Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


La Plata Campus

At the La Plata Campus, the Learning Lab is located in the Learning Resource Center (LR building) in Room 118 and has 40 Internet ready computers with printing capabilities. All computers come with 2013 Microsoft Office Suite and more than 50 software applications available.

Leonardtown Campus

The Learning Lab on the Leonardtown campus is within the Student Success Center at Building B, Room 111. The Student Success Center offers six computers with internet and printing capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and a group study area.

Prince Frederick Campus

The Learning Lab on the Prince Frederick campus is within the Student Success Center at PFA Building,  Room 125. The Student Success Center offers eight computers with internet capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and group study areas. Academic tutoring and general student success resources are also located in this center.

Learning Lab Self-Help & Resources

The Learning Lab has the following Self-Help materials and resources available for student review and use:

Self-Help Materials

Resources to Help You Succeed

  • Models for anatomy, chemistry, biology, and nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology equipment for nursing
  • Microscopes and slides for anatomy and microbiology
  • Books on reserve
  • More than 50 software tutorials for reading, writing, math, biology, microbiology, anatomy, nursing, and more
  • Face-to-face group tutoring during spring, summer, and fall semesters
  • Assistance with online navigation for Blackboard courses and online tutoring


The Learning Lab is also where most of the tutoring for the Student Success Center takes place. Please see the Tutoring page for more information.

Learning Lab Evaluation Survey

The Student Success Center requests that you evaluate your experience in the Learning Lab. Your feedback is very important for achieving our goal of building a quality program. Your honest responses will be appreciated. Including your name and email on the form is optional.

Faculty and staff may reserve the Learning Lab for class instruction or special sessions by completing the Learning Lab Reservation Form and delivering it to LR 118 or sending the completed request form by email to If you have any questions, call at 301-934-7657 or email

Study Rooms

Students at the La Plata campus can reserve small study rooms 124, 200A and 200B in the Learning Resource Center (LR) Building, which seat about four to six people, by sending an email to with the names and student ID number of participants, course, date, and start and end times. You will receive an email response confirming the reservation.  

Students looking for group study areas at the Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses should contact the Student Success Coordinator for assistance. 

Group Study Rooms Policy & Procedures

About Group Study Rooms

  • Group Study Rooms are for the exclusive use of current (registered for a course) College of Southern Maryland students for course related purposes only.
  • Study rooms are intended for groups of at least two or more. Space for singular study is available in the library.
  • CSM arranged Tutoring takes precedence over any reservation.
  • Group Study Rooms must be reserved before use. Advance or walk-in reservations are acceptable and can be made at the Student Success Center Front Office at LR 120, by email at  
  • Group Study Rooms may not be used for social gathering, clubs, organizations, staff, or departmental business meetings or for instructor and faculty office hours.
  • Group Study Rooms are always kept locked. A CSM Library or Student Success Center staff member can assist students with reservations in opening a room.
  • Study rooms are available for College of Southern Maryland students on a first come, first served basis; however, group users without reservations must leave when requested by a group with proof of a valid reservation, i.e., confirmation of the reservation by the Library or Student Success Center.

Policies For Student Use

  • The College of Southern Maryland is not responsible for personal possessions abandoned in rooms.
  • Leaving unattended items in an unscheduled room does not constitute exclusive use and others may use rooms even if unattended items are left behind.
  • Furniture (chairs, tables, shelving, boards, etc.), markers, erasers, and cleaning materials should not be removed from the rooms.
  • No food, uncovered drinks, drugs, or alcohol of any kind may be used in the rooms.
  • There should be no gratuitous noise, unruly conduct, musical instruments or loud music played in the rooms.
  • Violation of any policy will result in students being ejected from the study room and excluded from further access for the remainder of the semester.
  • Report any issues, scheduling disputes or abuse to the Library Circulation Desk or Student Success Center at LR 120.
  • If after 20 minutes a group does not show up, CSM staff can cancel the reservation and the room may be given to another group.

Room Reservations

  • Bookings may be made up to 2 weeks in advance by phone at (301)934-7657, email at, or the Student Success Center at LR 120. The Library Circulation Desk can handle day of reservations.
  • Each student can make two, one-hour reservations per day per room.
  • If plans change, a student should cancel his/her reservation.
  • Reservations have priority. If a study room is in use without prior arrangements by a group or singular occupant, occupants must leave when asked by a group with a valid reservation. Study rooms are available (subject to the policies above) on a first come, first served basis.
  • Anyone who is using the room without a reservation should be required to complete a reservation or be asked to leave. No one is allowed to use the rooms without a reservation.