Clemson Libraries COVID-19 Updates

Clemson Libraries remains committed to providing quality library services and spaces while addressing the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. During Spring 2022, the Libraries will follow University lead to remain physically open to serve the Clemson family while continuing to provide virtual access to many of our services.

What to Expect

Appointments no longer required. Appointments are no longer necessary for library entry, studying, or printing. However, classrooms and group study rooms are still available by appointment only.

Masks are strongly encouraged in library facilities. For the safety of our employees, your fellow students, and yourself, we would appreciate it if you would wear your mask.

Library access restricted to Clemson students, faculty and staff. During the Spring 2022, we will be limiting access to library materials and buildings to only Clemson students, faculty, and staff. You will need to bring your ID with you to access the building.

Libraries at normal capacity. Real-time capacity information will be available on my.Clemson and on the library website.

Bring your laptop. We have a limited number of public computers. Please plan to bring your laptop or other technologies to use.

Library Materials

Books & Technology Equipment

  • Materials can be requested online from our Findit@Clemson tool and picked up at the Services Desk of any library location.
  • All Clemson Libraries are open to Clemson students, faculty and staff.
  • Books, journals, and other materials from other libraries (ILL and PASCAL) available.
  • Books can be returned in one of the three bookdrops outside of Cooper Library, or at the Gunnin Architecture Library or Education Media Center. Cooper bookdrops can be found outside the front doors or on the ground level on each side. Please return technology equipment to the Library Services Desk.

Course Reserves

Physical reserves are available. Ebook and streaming purchases are possible to support online course delivery and research. Visit our Course Reserves page or contact your Subject Librarian for more information.

Library Access

Who Can Access the Libraries and Library Materials

Library materials and buildings will only be accessible to Clemson students, faculty and staff.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has required us to examine our services and how we can redirect resources and personnel to best accommodate instruction support on campus and online. As a result, for Spring 2022, those entering libraries on campus will be required to swipe in with their University ID . This means that community members will not have access to the library or to materials. Instead, we’d like to redirect community access users to your local public branch libraries for any immediate needs. We look forward to being able to serve you again soon.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collectives and Archives available by appointment only. Digitization of some materials is available by request. If you have any questions, you can reach the via email at or call 864-656-5176.

Gunnin Architecture Library

Access to Lee Hall is restricted to students and faculty with a valid Clemson ID and cleared COVID status.

Education Media Center

Access to Tillman Hall is restricted to students and faculty with a valid Clemson ID and cleared COVID status.

Building Hours

Library Building Spring Hours
Cooper Library Cooper Hours
Gunnin Architecture Library Gunnin Hours
Education Media Center EMC Hours
Special Collections and Archives Special Collections Hours
Charleston Design Library
  • Mon – Fri noon – 4 p.m.
  • Sat/Sun Closed

Library Services


Printing and scanning are available . Visit our Printing page for more information and updated printer locations.

Research Consultations

Patrons who need assistance can stop by our Services Desk to request research and reference support. Questions can also be answered online via chat, email, or text, through the Ask Us service. Clemson faculty, staff, and students can schedule appointments with librarians through the appointment scheduler.


Library instruction for courses will be provided. Please contact your Subject Librarian to make arrangements.

Creative Technology

The Adobe Digital Studio (ADS), Cooper Makerspace, Digital Media Learning Labs (DMLL) are open. Please visit the ADS page for more info.

Starbucks & POD

The Cooper Starbucks and POD will reopen for the Spring semester.