Library Borrowing

Who Can Borrow?

Current Cañada College (or SMCCCD) students, faculty, or staff, automatically have a free college library account that can be used to borrow materials and access collections at the college libraries. You don't need a physical card beyond your College ID and/or your G number in order to borrow materials.

Other San Mateo County residents or Cañada College community members are also eligible for a library account that permits borrowing. Visit our library account info page to learn more.

Borrowing During Campus Closure

You can request items for curbside pick-up. To learn more go to our Curbside Pick-Up Guide.

During the campus closure we have adjusted the checkout periods. Reserves, circulating books and other materials are due back at the end of the semester. Check your SMCCD email account regularly for important updates regarding return of library items at the end of the semester.

Borrowing Dates

Fall 2020

Last Day to Pickup/Return Items: December 22nd

Spring 2021

First Day to Pickup Items: January 11th

Last Day to Pickup/Return Items: TBA

Need Technology like Laptops, Chromebooks, or WiFi Hotspots?

 Check out our Technology Page for how to request these items.

Need a Textbook or Other Book?

Students, faculty, and staff can request items from the Library, including:

  • Books from Circulation Stacks
  • Course Reserves (Textbooks)
  • Graphic Novels
  • Reference
  • Children’s
  • ESL Readers
  • Spanish Language Books
  • DVDs

How It Works

STEP 1: Request Library Item(s) through OneSearch
STEP 2: Schedule Appointment through our form
STEP 3: Pick up Your Item(s)

For more information check out our Curbside Pick-up Online Guide.

Got Questions?

If you have any questions about your library account, reserve textbooks, library technology, or other material loans, please email Please include your name, G number, and contact information.

While the Library building is not currently open for visiting, Library hours remain the same for anyone looking for virtual help from our staff and faculty.