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PLSC 310 Parks: Books

Library Card

To check out any resources or access articles and ebooks off campus, you must have a library card from a library in the Peninsula Library System.

If you do not have a card from one of these libraries, you may apply for one at Cañada Library. To apply:

  1. Fill out this online application
  2. Bring a photo ID that verifies your address the circulation desk at any library

Library Catalog

Searching the Library Catalog for Books

The Peninsula Library System Catalog shows print books and e-books available from libraries throughout San Mateo County. To access and search the catalog, you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Books tab. Once selected, type in the keyword (e.g. your topic) that you are researching then select the Go button.


To search for books only at Cañada, under the pull down menu select Search Cañada Library.

Transferring Books To Cañada Library

Transferring Books To Cañada Library

Books from other libraries can be transferred to the Cañada College library by placing a Hold on the item through the catalog and selecting Cañada College as the Pickup Location.  You may also ask to have this done for you at the front desk.  As a Cañada College student the fees for transferring books are waived. Books will be sent to Cañada in 3-5 days.