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History Day Research @ the College of Southern Maryland Library: Step 4: Visit the Library

A guide to assist in your research for National History Day.

CSM Library


CSM Library Location and Hours
La Plata Campus
Building LR
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Library Hours to December 18, 2017:
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Between Hours December 19, 2017 to
January 28, 2018:

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed December 21, 2017 at 3:00.p.m. through January 1, 2018
Closed January 15, 2018

Contact Us:


 Email Us

 Visit the Library Website

Visiting the Library

Here are some of the most important things for History Day researchers to know before they arrive:‚Äč

"What should I bring?"

  • Pencils and Paper for note-taking. 
  • Flash/thumb drive for saving documents.
  • Money for the copy machine. Copies are 10 cents per page.
  • A photo ID, if you have one.
  • Your Public Library card to check-out books.

Borrowing Materials and Using Computers

Students with a valid Maryland public library card may check-out materials from the CSM Library.

There are three computers in the Library limited to searching the online catalog and the Library's databases. They are available on a first-come first-served basis. 

For internet access students and visitors need to be 16 years or older and need to register for a login and password when they first visit.  This process is simple but activation takes about 30 minutes.  Bring your photo ID--like a driver's license or permit.

Printing from the Computers

Printing is limited to 25 pages per day per person. If more than 25 pages are printed the charge is 10 cents per page. The Library does not have a color printer. 





Where is the Library?

Printable La Plata Campus Map

Find the Library in the LR Building - we're on the top floor.

Parking is free at the College of Southern Maryland!