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Library Account

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.

Check-Out Policies

Item Policy
Board Games Library Use Only; Loan Ends at Closing
Books 3-week Loan + Two 3-week renewals; 50 item limit per patron
Calculators 7-day Loan
Course Reserves

 Most items are Library Use Only; 2-hour Loan

Others are:

  • Overnight loan
  • 3-day loan
  • 7-day loan
ChromeBooks 3-day loan  (semester loans available for students in ZTC courses)
Headphones Loan Ends at Closing
Hotspots coming soon!
iPads 7-day Loan
Laptops Library Use Only; 2-hour loan
Media (CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs) 1 week loan; with two 1-week renewals
Periodicals (Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals in PRINT) Current Issue- Library Use Only. Back issues: Check with Circulation Desk
Phone Chargers  Loan Ends at Closing


  • Reserve Material overdue fines are:
    • $1 per hour for 2-hour materials
    • $1 a day for 1 day, 3 day, and 1 week materials.
  • Calculators, ChromeBooks, iPads, and Laptops overdue fines are $5 per day.

Tuesday, November 19, 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Therapy Dogs at the Library!

Tuesday, November 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Poetry readings for Native American month, hosted by professor Vincent Chandler.

Wednesday, November 20. Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost through acts of violence. Help create a wall in their memory in the Library, following the lunchtime observance in the Quad.

Thursday, November 21. 12:00pm - 3:00pm, The Human Library, Bldg 5, 2nd floor.

Friday, November 22, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. Real Boy, film screening and discussion, Bldg. 5, 2nd floor.

December 2-13, 2019, De-Stress @ the Library, Bldg 5,  2nd floor