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While CSM libraries are closed, you can still check out books! Just email your request for books from our Library Catalog to  We offer curbside pick-up or a USPS mail option.  When you are ready to return the books—bring them to campus or mail them back to us. Follow rental directions below:

  1. Search our Library Catalog.
  2. After selecting the book titles you need, use your CSM email account ( to send a request to with "Student Book Request" as the subject line. 
  3. In your email, include your full name and student ID number.
  4. Indicate your delivery preference (curbside pickup or mail) book title, call number, barcode and location.
  5. As soon as your request has been processed, an email will be sent to notify you of either a curbside date/time or mailing date.
  6. Materials can be returned USPS using media rates to:  CSM-Library P O Box 910 La Plata MD 20646, or a curbside return could be arranged-email
  7. Books will be checked in when they are received.
  8. Please note that requests will be processed on a limited weekly basis—plan enough time to receive the materials in time to help your research.


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