Learning Center at College of San Mateo - Student Programs/Services
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Learning Center
Student Programs/Services

Students can check the number of hours they have in all labs and centers on campus through WebSMART.

Group Study Rooms

Groups of two or more students may request a reservation for one of three Learning Center (LC) Study Rooms (10‑220B, 10‑220C, or 10‑220E). Please read the Group Study Room Rules before making your request and submit all requested information. To reserve a study room, please log in to WebSMART and select "Schedule Appointments" (under Student Services). Then select "College of San Mateo – Learning Center Room Reservation" and submit your request. Groups may reserve rooms for a maximum of three hours per day. You may also make a reservation in person in the Learning Center or by calling the front desk at (650) 574-6570.

LC Student Success Workshops
We offer free, drop-in workshops that cover a wide variety of topics that support student achievement. All current workshop schedules are available online after the first week of the semester on the LC Event Calendar page. Schedules are also available as handouts at the Learning Center front desk.

Textbook and Technology Lending Program
Textbooks are now available for CSM students to check out for a two-hour loan period, with the option to renew if nobody else needs the book. Textbooks are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the front desk. Textbooks cannot leave the Learning Center and must be returned to a staff person before the center closes. If you lose or do not return a textbook, you will be charged the full current replacement cost plus a $15 processing fee.

Calculators are also available for CSM students to check out. The Learning Center has several calculators, TI-84 Plus and some simpler models, available for check out for a two-hour period with the option to renew if nobody else needs the calculator. Calculators are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are located at the front desk and must be returned before the center closes. If you lose or do not return a calculator, you may be charged the full current replacement cost. 

Laptop computers are available for CSM students to check out for a two-hour period, with the option to renew for an additional two hours if nobody else needs the laptop. Laptop computers cannot leave the Learning Center and must be returned to a staff person at the front desk before the center closes. Students are asked to sign a laptop borrowing policy statement their first time borrowing a laptop each semester. As with other items through the lending program, laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and borrowers may be responsible for any loss or damage to the laptops. 

If you have questions about this program or would like further information, please call (650) 574-6570. View a full list of textbooks and courses that are served by the Textbook Reserve Program.

Financial Aid Assistance
Financial Aid representatives are on-site Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm to assist students who are applying for the FAFSA.