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Learning Center
Student Programs/Services

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.

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.

For students who cannot attend the in-person workshops, the LC offers on-demand, video tutorials in student success strategies, test taking and more. See what is available by going to studentlingo.com/collegeofsanmateo.

Textbook Reserve 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. 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.

Distance Education Proctoring
On an appointment basis only, test proctoring is offered through the Learning Center for students from other domestic colleges and universities. Test proctoring is available during our normal business hours. The proctoring fee is $30 per exam and is payable by credit card or cash in the CSM Business Office (10-360). Fees must be paid prior to the exam being administered. To request proctoring services, please contact Ron Andrade in the Learning Center at andrader@smccd.edu or call (650) 574-6570.