Borrowing Privileges

Library materials can be checked out using your University TigerOne card if you are a Clemson University affiliate, or a borrowing card if you are a community member. Materials can be renewed at any service desk location, by phoning a service desk, chatting with us online or by logging on to My Library Account. Here you can view your items checked out, renew items, pay fines, turn on reading history and more.

Because some items can be borrowed for longer than others, use the following categories to help you figure out how long you can borrow an item, whether it can be renewed, and any associated replacement costs for overdue or lost items.

Clemson Libraries is fine free on most items effective January 1, 2022. Visit our Fine Free page to learn more.

  • General Collection Books and Government Documents

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/Retiree/EmeritusCommunity/Alumni
    Items per patron10020030020
    Loan period per item6 weeks12 weeks16 weeks4 weeks
    Number of renewalsunlimitedunlimitedunlimited1
  • Reserve Materials

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron333n/a
    Loan period per itemhourly or dailyhourly or dailyhourly or dailyn/a
    Number of renewals000n/a
    Overdue fee$1/hour or $1/day$1/hour or $1/daynonen/a
  • Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron333n/a
    Loan period per item7 day7 day7 dayn/a
    Number of renewals000n/a
  • CDs, DVDs, and Videos

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron10101010
    Loan period per item6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks4 weeks
    Number of renewalsunlimitedunlimitedunlimited1
  • Popular Reading and Audiobooks

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron10101010
    Loan period per item6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks4 weeks
    Number of renewals1111
  • EMC and DML Lab Manipulatives

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/Retiree/EmeritusCommunity/Alumni
    Items Per Patron3333
    Loan period per item3 days3 days3 days3 days
    Number of Renewals1111
    Overdue Fee$5.00/day$5.00/daynone$5.00/day
  • Maps

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron3333
    Loan period per item7 days7 days7 days7 days
    Number of renewals0000
  • Assessments

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/Retiree/EmeritusCommunity/Alumni
    Items per patron222n/a
    Loan period per item2 weeks2 weeks2 weeksn/a
    Number of renewals000n/a
    Overdue fee$20/day$20/day$20/dayn/a
  • Technology and Cooper Library VR

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron1 of ea.1 of ea.1 of ea.0
    Loan period per item3 days3 days3 daysn/a
    Overdue fee$20/day$20/daynonen/a
    Number of renewals0000
  • Technology Accessories

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron1 of ea.1 of ea.1 of ea.0
    Loan period per item3 days3 days3 daysn/a
    Overdue fee$5.00 per day$5.00 per day$5.00 per dayn/a
    Number of renewals0000

    Cooper Library Laptop Chargers and Flash Drives

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron

    1 of each type1 of each type1 of each typen/a
    Loan period per item4 hours4 hours4 hoursn/a
    Overdue fee$1.00 per hour$1.00 per hournonen/a
    Number of renewals0000
  • Cooper Library Gaming

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron1 kit 2 games1 kit 2 games1 kit 2 games0
    Loan period per item7 days7 days7 daysn/a
    Overdue feekits $20.00 per day; games and cords $5.00 per daykits $20.00 per day; games and cords $5.00 per daykits $20.00 per day; games and cords $5.00 per dayn/a
    Number of renewalsnonenonenonen/a
  • DML Lab Technology, Gaming, and VR

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patron1 of each type1 of each type1 of each type1 of each type
    Loan period per item4 hours; most lab use only4 hours; most lab use only4 hours; most lab use only4 hours; most lab use only
    Overdue fee$5.00 per hour$5.00 per hournone$5.00 per hour
    Number of renewals0000
  • PASCAL

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/Community/ Alumni/ Emeritus
    Items per patron25 25 25 0
    Loan period per item6 weeks6 weeks6 weeksn/a
    Overdue fee$100 after 30 days overdue$100 after 30 days overduenonen/a
    Number of renewals1 for 6 weeks1 for 6 weeks1 for 6 weeksn/a
  • Interlibrary Loan

     UndergraduateGraduate/HonorsEmployee/ Retiree/ EmeritusCommunity/ Alumni
    Items per patronunlimitedunlimitedunlimited; n/a to retirees0
    Loan period per itemvaries by lending libraryvaries by lending libraryvaries by lending libraryn/a
    Overdue fee$1/day$1/daynonen/a
    Number of renewalsvaries by lending libraryvaries by lending libraryvaries by lending libraryn/a