Library Services

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

  • Research databases including ebook databases are still available via the library’s customary off-campus access link below.
  • Students can email the library with questions:
  • Faculty and staff can either email individual library staff directly using their CSM Outlook accounts or email the library via the above email address.

If you are new to searching databases for journal articles, you will find these brief YouTube video created by LEON Library Coordinator Mary Johnson to be helpful:


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Prince Frederick Library

The College of Southern Maryland Libraries serve the information needs of students, faculty, and staff for research, teaching, class projects, and independent study. Visit a location that is convenient to you:

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Most materials can be renewed online. The due date will be extended for the same amount of time as the original check out period. For instance, if the materials were due in 3 days when you checked them out, then we will extend the check-out due date for three days. Students with materials due at the end of a semester cannot renew past the last day of the semester online; they must renew the materials in person. If you request a renewal that is not possible for any reason you will be contacted by Library staff.

Man chooses a book from a shelf

Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), we can order almost any book, periodical article, or ERIC document that the CSM Library does not own.

Study Room

Students at the La Plata Campus can reserve small study rooms, 200A or 200B, in the Learning Resource Center (LR building).  The rooms seat 2-8 students and are reserved by calling the library at 301-934-7626 or by coming to the circulation desk in the library (LR 207).

Southern Maryland Studies Center

The Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) was founded in 1976 to provide a central location for research on this historically important region. Students, historians, genealogists, and community members use SMSC's resources to study the culture and development of Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's, and southern areas of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. Visitors will find a variety of materials for historical, cultural, and genealogical research. Learn more on the SMSC website.