Help Choose SC K-12 Textbooks

The 2019 Instructional Materials Public Review gives citizens the opportunity to review the proposed instructional textbooks and submit comments that will be considered by the State Board of Education when determining which materials should be made available for South Carolina public schools.

All proposed textbooks will be on display in the Education Media Center (212 Tillman) from October 15, 2019 — November 15, 2019. The full list of materials can be found here. Everyone is encouraged to submit their own feedback:

Open House Event

Clemson Libraries is hosting an open house event to celebrate the changes on the 3rd and 6th floor of Cooper Library on Wednesday, October 16th from 10am-12pm! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to drop-in to see our new spaces and enjoy cookies and punch.

We have been renovating these spaces since last April to provide more student study space. This project involved moving approximately 80,000 journals from the 5th and 6th floors to our offsite storage facility.

Both floors were given fresh paint, carpet, and furniture. The third floor has new electrical and multiple study rooms. We also added some games on the sixth floor like giant Jenga and Connect Four. We hope this improved environment will be of great benefit to students and faculty in the long run.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness month. NDEAM is a great time to learn about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. There will be a display in Cooper Library which include books, DVDs, and CDs by individuals with disabilities. Be sure to stop by and see it!

What Happened to the Books?

If you’ve been on the 5th or 6th floor of Cooper Library recently, you might be wondering “what happened to the books?”

Based on student feedback, there was an institutional call for additional study spaces.  The library has long been associated as a great place to meet as a group or to study individually in a quiet space.

While we kept all books in the library, we did move approximately 80,000 journals to the Library Depot which is located 8 miles from campus in Clemson’s Innovation campus in Anderson County. The Library Depot consists of high bay stacks that are not open to the public or arranged like a traditional call numbers. Items are stored by size in specific tray locations and managed by a unique software suite.

By removing materials to our offsite facility, we were able to consolidate the remaining collection on level 5 and free up all of level 6 for new furniture and technology. The journals are completely assessable & request-able through our online catalog and ILL request systems. For articles, we offer electronic scan and delivery to your inbox. For material requests, our courier delivers materials daily.

Meet Thursday the Therapy Cat

As part of a pilot program aimed at student wellness, the library now has a companion pet available for checkout. Thursday the Therapy Cat is a robotic therapy animal that responds to petting, hugging, and motion like a live animal.

Thursday can be checked out for 1 day from the Cooper Library Services Desk. Look out for future initiatives as part of this program!

Tigers Teach

Tomorrow, September 17th, everyone is invited to come listen to Shauna Chung, a PhD student in the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program, discuss her experiences teaching as a graduate student including the struggles of first time teaching and the lessons learned along the way. Bring your lunch and join us in the Brown Room from 12:30-1pm.

Traditions Past and Present: Family Weekend 2019

Join us at Cooper Library in 416 on September 20th, 2019 from 3:00pm-6:00pm for Traditions Past and Present: Family Weekend 2019.

Clemson Libraries has changed throughout the years but has always been a hub of learning on campus. Visit Cooper Library to see our new spaces that support student learning and see how we’ve changed throughout the years. Learn how the Libraries can support your student while enjoying some refreshments and experiencing some Clemson history.


More Study Spaces in Cooper

Starting today, Friday, September 13, 2019, Cooper Library is opening up study rooms for additional student study spaces as the renovations on the sixth and third floors are continuing. These spaces will be available today after 4:30pm when not booked for scheduled classes:

Room 204 30 seats
Room 309 30 seats
Room 416 (the Brown Room) 30 seats
Room 406A (GIS classroom) 23 seats
Room 412 (GIS lab) 47 seats
Room 200B (Math classroom) 144 seats
Room 201A 14 seats

Update on Third & Sixth Floor Renovations

Furniture arrived on sixth floor last week! More furniture and technology for the third and sixth floors will be arriving within the next few weeks, while painting and carpeting renovations are expected to be completed by early October.

We had planned for both of these projects to be completed by the beginning of the fall semester, but we have run into an unavoidable sourcing issue from the furniture companies that have delayed these deliveries and made the renovations last longer than expected. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused, but we hope that the additional study space and improved environment will be of great benefit to students and faculty in the long run.

Pre-Career Fair Q&A and Resume Critiques

Stop by and ask a career counselor or our retired employer in residence a quick question about preparing for the upcoming career fair. We will also be offering quick resume critiques. Event dates are:

  • Monday, September 16 from 12:15pm-2:15pm
  • Tuesday, September 17 from 10am-12:00pm and 1:30pm to 3:45pm

Got questions? Contact Julie Biggers at or Bobby Hollandsworth at