Building 9, 3rd floor
Phone: (650) 306-3485 (circulation)
Phone: (650) 306-3480 (reference)

The beautiful, state-of-the-art Library combines friendly service and a collection of 50,000 books, 125 magazines, journals and newspapers, hundreds of movies, e-books, e-periodicals and two dozen databases. At the front desk we issue library cards, check books in and out, and help students find textbooks on reserve. Here you can also check out a laptop for use in the Library. At the reference desk we assist students at every stage of the research process. With over 40 public computers, and building-wide Wi-Fi, the Library is a great place to go online or write a paper. The library is full of inviting places for quiet study with spectacular views of the Woodside hills.

The libraries of Cañada, CSM, and Skyline are members of the Peninsula Library System, a consortium of San Mateo County’s 35 public libraries. The combined collections of these libraries total more than a million items and are accessible by means of the on-line public catalog. Items from other PLS libraries can be delivered to the campus or picked up at one the member libraries.

Students may borrow college library materials with their Peninsula Library System (PLS) card, issued by any public or community college library in San Mateo County. Students who live in County and do not have a PLS card, as well as students who do not live in County, may obtain a library card from the Cañada Library Circulation Desk. Proof of enrollment is all that is required. We offer instruction in our Information Literacy Center and through a one-unit course, Library 100, which teaches students how to conduct research.