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College of San Mateo Library

Answers by Phone

Reference Services by Phone -

(650) 574-6232

Librarians can provide answers by phone to specific and brief factual questions; the use of our online catalog, databases, and other library sources; assistance placing holds and verifying that CSM items are available (shelf check); and the completion of citations for essays. More complex questions may involve additional follow-up through online chat or email. You can also call the Reference Desk to schedule an in-person appointment with a CSM Reference Librarian for more detailed research assistance.

Circulation Services by Phone -

(650) 574-6548

Library Staff can provide answers by phone to specific questions regarding your library card account such as item due dates; fines and fees; and general library policies. Staff can also assist with renewing CSM items. Have your library card available when calling the Circulation Desk.