Maps, Directions & Parking

College of San Mateo Library
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd
Building 9
San Mateo CA 94402
650.574.6100


Directions
Highway 280 (traveling North or South): Take the Highway 92 exit east toward San Mateo. Exit at West Hillsdale Boulevard, turning left at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp onto West Hillsdale Boulevard. Proceed uphill through second and third sets of traffic lights. For all buildings, proceed on West Hillsdale Boulevard to enter the campus at CSM Drive or continue driving north on West Hillsdale Boulevard onto the road that circles the campus. The Library is Building #9.

Highway 101 (traveling North or South): Take the Highway 92 exit west toward Half Moon Bay. Exit at West Hillsdale Boulevard, turning right at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp onto West Hillsdale Boulevard. Proceed uphill through second set of traffic lights. For all buildings, proceed on West Hillsdale Boulevard to enter the campus at CSM Drive or continue driving north on West Hillsdale Boulevard onto the road that circles the campus. The Library is Building #9.

El Camino Real (traveling North & South): Take the Highway 92 exit west toward Half Moon Bay. Exit at West Hillsdale Boulevard, turning right at the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp onto West Hillsdale Boulevard. Proceed uphill through second set of traffic lights. For all buildings, proceed on West Hillsdale Boulevard to enter the campus at CSM Drive or continue driving north on West Hillsdale Boulevard onto the road that circles the campus. The Library is Building #9.

Public Transportation: SamTrans bus service has two direct routes to the campus (#250 and #260) and connecting bus routes from the Hillsdale Shopping Center and the Caltrain Station serving the CSM campus throughout the day. All buses have wheelchair lifts and also serve students attending evening classes. Routing information is available by calling 1-800-660-4BUS or online at Samtrans or Caltrain.

Visitor Parking
All persons driving motor vehicles (except motorcycles) onto campus and utilizing the parking facilities during regular class hours (Monday-Friday; 7 AM -10 PM), including final examinations, are required to obtain and display a parking permit on their vehicle. A parking permit is not required for students riding motorcycles and parking must be in designated Motorcycle Parking in Marie Curie Lot 5 and Galileo Lot 6. Library parking is available in Lots 1 and 2.

Visitors may park in PayBySpace Visitor Lots Beethoven 2A, 2D and Forum Lot 8 ($0.25 for each 15 minutes). After entering the space number in which the vehicle is parked into the machine and depositing sufficient money to purchase required time the permit machine located at each of the visitor lots will issue a receipt that need not be displayed in the vehicle.

Visitors may also park in a student lot after purchasing and displaying in the vehicle (face up on dashboard) a $2 daily permit. Parking permit machines are located in Hillsdale Lot 1B, Beethoven Lots 2A and 2E, Galileo Lot 6B and Stadium Lot 11. For the location of the parking lots please see a campus map.

Disabled Parking: Spaces painted blue and marked with the disabled logo are reserved for those persons with a California disabled placard or license plate in conjunction with a student parking permit. Holders of a CSM disabled person parking permit in conjunction with a student parking permit may park in any parking lot, but may not park in a disabled space without a state issued disabled placard or license plate. Special permits must be displayed as noted on the permit.

CSM Parking Regulations