Learning Center at College of San Mateo - Student Programs/Services
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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 Learning Center Rules & Policies before making your request. Groups may reserve rooms for a maximum of three hours per day. You may 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. A schedule of workshops is being developed. Pleaes check back for updated information.

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. 

Calculators are also available for CSM students to check out. The Learning Center has several calculators 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.