Need research help? Having trouble finding, identifying or evaluating library resources? That is what your CSM librarians are here to do.
La Plata 301-934-7626 Leonardtown 240-725-5360 Prince Frederick 443-550-6061
The library provides a free service for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff called Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
If the title is located at Another CSM Campus; materials can be sent a campus of your choice.
Delivery: 1-3 days.
If we do not own the title you need:
Search WorldCat and request using (ILL); use to get items that are online or at other colleges and libraries.
Delivery: 1-4 weeks.
Search for print books, audiobooks, videos, and music
To search by subject, enter the following terms or phrases, including puctuation, in the library catalog search box and click "Subject." For the following, replace the bolded words with your search terms. You can also browse by subject headings.
For the following, replace the bolded words with your search terms.
Topic or Place -- History [Example: Art -- History or China -- History]
Topic or Place -- Civilization
Topic or place -- Social life and customs
Topic or place -- Economic conditions
Place -- History -- Time period [Example: China -- History -- 20th century]
can point you to other interesting resources related to your search within CSM Libraries.
can be for these types of information:
Look for in the Explore! section.
The CSM library uses Call Numbers to organize books on the shelves.
Call Numbers are a book's shelf address. The combination of letters and numbers tells you where to find it in the library.
When you look up a book on the CSM library web site, you'll find the Call Number on the book info page. Write down this number and match it up with label on the book on the shelf.
Books with call numbers that start with REF are in the reference collection and cannot be checked out.
Books that don't start with REF are available for check-out with a valid CSM Student ID.
If you need help finding a book, ask a librarian!