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Library Overview

Welcome to CSM Libraries! This guide is your introduction to the resources we offer.

Library Hours and Locations

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • La Plata (LR Building)
  • Leonardtown (Building C, Room 102)
  • Prince Frederick (Building A, Room 112)

Virtual Services

  • Resources available off-campus (via myCSMD) 24/7
  • Email sent to will be answered by a librarian within 24 hours (Monday - Friday)

Library Services

CSM Libraries provide: 

  • Access to academic databases (for articles, journals, and ebooks), from on and off campus 

  • Library catalog (borrow books or use materials your professor put on reserve) 

  • Interlibrary Loan services (request articles and books we don’t own) 

  • CSM Student ID Cards 

  • Research help (choosing a topic, finding journal articles, citing sources, and more) 

Librarians also teach information literacy skills to help you: 

  • Understand different types of information sources, and appropriate contexts for different sources 

  • Critically analyze and evaluate information in multiple formats 

  • Build your research skills in order to find, evaluate, use, and create information 

Faculty & Staff: please check out the library's Faculty & Staff Resources guide for more information about library instruction, library guides, and research support.

Contact the Library

Ask a Librarian: 


La Plata: 301-934-7676

Leonardtown: 240-725-5360

Prince Frederick: 443-550-6060

Mary Johnson
Library Director

Amy Spitz
Instruction & OER Librarian (Faculty)


Interlibrary Loan 
301-934-2251, ext. 7107

Mailing Address

College of Southern Maryland Library (LIB)
8730 Mitchell Road
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910