Fall 2020

August 19th - December 19th

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Days the Library is closed.

Labor Day- September 5th -7th

Flex Day- October 15th

Veteran’s Day- November 11th

Thanksgiving- November 26th - 29th


Contact Information

Contact us with any questions about doing research, citing sources, renewing books, etc.

Note: For inquiries about the San Mateo Genealogical Society Library see their website.


Research Appointment

Need help with your works cited or research paper? Make an appointment with one of our librarians.



Learn how to print documents.


Group Study Rooms

Reserve one of 7 group study rooms.


Library Card

SMCCD Students, Faculty, and Staff

You no longer need a PLS Library Card to access Cañada's resources. To check out print resources use your Student ID. To access our online resources use your OneLogin username and password.

Community Members

If you are not an SMCCD student, faculty, or staff member you can sign up for a Community Account here:



  • Search for textbooks and other reserve material available at the library.
  • Request that the library purchase a textbook.


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Mission Statement

Cañada College Library, in concert with students, faculty, staff and the community, cultivates powerful habits of seeking, evaluating and using information. Through the provision of diverse materials, extensive assistance and instruction, the Library encourages a love of inquiry in a supportive atmosphere that emphasizes thoughtful scholarship, intellectual freedom and individual responsibility.