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If you are a current Skyline College (or SMCCD) student, faculty, or staff, you 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.

Your Library Account  provides access to:


  • Search for articles, books & more
  • Place holds, check due dates, & renew items
  • Create a list of favorite books, articles & more

Library Databases - Our Library subscribes to many databases, both general and subject-specific. To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.


Community Users

If you are NOT a current Skyline College (or SMCCD) student, faculty, or staff, you're still eligible for a San Mateo Community College District Library account.  For more information and to register, visit SMCCD OneSearch Guide.

Also, you can request items from our colleges via your public library.  Please visit your local library for more information.

Skyline College Library is a member of Peninsula Library System (PLS), a consortium of 35 public libraries in San Mateo County that shares resources and services.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members can request and pick up materials from any of the member libraries at either Skyline College Library or at any local member library. This is a free service.

If you would like to request a public library item to be picked up at Skyline College Library please use this form:

PLS Material Request Form (Pick up at Skyline College)

Search the Peninsula Library System Catalog

Instructions: Select any public library from the pull-down menu to retrieve results from all of the public libraries.


To pick up a Skyline College Library item at any of our member libraries, please use this form:

Skyline College Library Material Request (Pick at a local public library)

Search OneSearch (College library catalog) 

A public library card will be required at pick up. Get one here!


For more information on requesting items from public libraries, please Ask a Librarian.


We encourage everyone to take full advantage of the resources and benefits offered at PLS Libraries by signing up for a PLS library card.

 Ask a Librarian if you need help!

As of January 1, 2020, SMCCD Libraries and the Public Libraries in the Peninsula Library Systems have two different, separate library search systems  (library catalogs)


Need a Textbook?

We are currently providing online assistance. Please email, chat, or text with us during normal hours of operation.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our facilities are currently closed. However, you can request library materials for pickup.

Hours of Operation Online Support

Spring 2020

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm (Online)

Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Online)

Saturday:12:00pm - 5:00pm (Online)



Monday - Thursday :     8:00 am. - 8:00 pm


Text Us(650) 399-7712

Voice Mail: (650) 738-4311