Library Borrowing

Who Can Borrow?

Current Cañada College (or SMCCD) 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.

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 check out items from the Library, including:

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

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.