Library Services

Students work at computers and browse books in a library

What we do

We teach Academic, Digital, Media and Information Literacy skills including utilizing academic databases, and critically analyzing and evaluating information, independent of format.   

Why we do what we do…

"Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations."
Alexandria Proclamation on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning. (2005)  

While CSM campuses remain closed, assistance with library resources remains available.

Check out some commonly asked questions to understand how the library is still available to support student needs:

If you are new to searching databases for journal articles, you will find these brief YouTube videos helpful:

Our Locations

Library on the La Plata Campus

La Plata Campus

You can find the Dr. Elaine Ryan Library on the La Plata Campus in the Learning Resource Center (LR Building).
Leonardtown campus library

Leonardtown Campus

The Leonardtown Campus is located in Leonardtown, MD, at the intersection of Routes 5 and 245. The library is located in Building C, Room 102.
Aerial view of students sitting at tables in an open space at the library

Prince Frederick Campus

The Prince Frederick Campus is located at 115 Williams Road off Route 231 in Calvert County. The library is located in the John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Rooms 112 and 113.
Contact Us

E-mail a CSM Librarian at Library@csmd.edu

If you are new to using Library Databases, we’ll be happy to help you find the journal articles you’ll need to complete your research assignments.

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