Pay Library Fines

Don’t let money you owe the library keep you from graduating!

Check your library account to see if you owe anything.

If you do have overdue fines, here’s how you can take care of them:

  • in person at the Library Services Desk with your Tiger 1 card
  • online with your Tiger 1 card, credit card, or by using your checking or savings account

If you do have fines, pay them by Monday, November 12. If you want to know more, go to our services page and click on what you are; faculty, staff, grad student, undergrad, etc.

PASCAL Services Temporarily Suspended

Due to Hurricane Florence, PASCAL Delivers patron requesting and courier services will be suspended effective today, Tuesday, September 11 until further notice.  If you need an item that Clemson Libraries does not own, please use CU Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan to place your request. If you need any assistance with your PASCAL requests, please contact cuill@nullclemson.edu or call 864-656-5186.

Pay Library Fines by Tuesday, April 10

MoneyBagDon’t let money you owe the library keep you from graduating!

Check your library account to see if you owe anything.

If you do have overdue fines, here’s how you can take care of them:

  • in person at the Library Services Desk with your Tiger 1 card
  • online with your Tiger 1 card, credit card, or by using your checking or savings account

If you do have fines, pay them by 10pm on Tuesday, April 10. If you want to know more, go to our services page and click on what you are; faculty, staff, grad student, undergrad, etc.

Access to Digital Version of DSM-5 Is Suspended

We realized in the worst possible way this week that our electronic access to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®) had a yearly cap of users. We have already reached that cap after only four months and the database vendor has cut off our subscription until 2019. And we have not yet found another way to purchase this manual electronically.

Until we figure out another plan, we have placed a paper copy of the DSM-5 for one-hour loan at the Cooper Services Desk (and rush-ordered two more). There is also a Reference copy available at the Educational Media Center in Tillman Hall. We are also encouraging students to look at APA ebooks such as the DSM-5 Guidebook and the Study Guide to the DSM-5 that might be helpful in their work. These can be found on the Psychology research guide: http://clemson.libguides.com/psych

Sincere apologies for the sudden loss of this important resource and thanks for your patience while we try to make as many copies of this  source available as many ways as we can.

Earth Month Events at Cooper

Earthians have lost a great, if not the greatest, mind of our generation, Dr. Stephen Hawking. This scientific hero asserted the following regarding the future of Earth: “We have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change…When we have reached similar crises there has usually been somewhere else to colonize…But there is no new world, no utopia around the corner…We are running out of space, and the only places to go are other worlds.” (Barclay, “Stephen Hawking’s warning: it’s time to get the hell off planet Earth”)

Clemson students are attentive to Dr. Hawking’s pessimistic, but real, view on what perhaps constitutes Earth’s most pressing challenge. According to Clemson’s Sustainability Action Plan, “78% of Clemson students feel a moral obligation to protect the environment.” (6)  Our students are aware of the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability and are proactive in finding sustainable solutions to nurture the kind of planet they want to inhabit.

From curating library research collections, and conducting research on innovation and sustainability, to engaging in significant sustainability efforts across campus and throughout external communities, Clemson is committed to actively address these various environmental challenges and to integrate sustainability into every academic discipline and social space.

The “Read, Return, Repeat” book display (4/2-4/30) is a reflection of the ecological consciousness evidenced in classical writings, such as Eco-Joyce; as well as in ecocritical works, like  International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism. The “Earth Day, Every Day” book display (4/16-4/23), is a portal to children and juvenile literature devoted to help readers think more deeply about nature, climate change and other environmental themes. Titles, such as TreecologyThe Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, and This Book Stinks!, offer powerful stories that help the youth feel part of the environment, and activate an ecological mind, capable of generating solutions. Our digital display, “eBooks & Clemson Scholarship” (4/8-4/30), showcases online collections that intersect literature, culture, and the physical environment. TigerPrints, our open-access, digital repository, provides a door to Clemson-born innovative renewable source research and approaches to sustainable science, engineering, and economy.

Please visit the Earth Month 2018 Guide, which serves as a platform for the Clemson community to join civic and scholarly conversations related to climate change, global warming, pollution, and renewable sources. Check out the e-displays sections and the calendar of events during Sustainability Month. For those of you with research topics and questions in mind, click on the “Scholarly Sources” tab, which contains core databases and journal titles related to environmental challenges and provides access to past and current scholarly conversations. And for those of you with the desire to join a network of eco-friendly Clemsonites, to learn more about the nature that surrounds our region, and to be part of the solution, take a look at the “Go Green at CU!” tab.

Enjoy!

Pride Week Virtual Book Display

Pride Week Logo#PrideWeek18 will be held March 30th – April 7th!

To supplement the many Pride Week events being held across campus this year, we at Cooper Library have created a virtual book display. On display you’ll find a range of books and films centered on the LGBTQIA+ experience.

Virtual Displays are completely online; the items on display have been curated and “set out” using a virtual platform. Instructions regarding how to check out items on display are provided.

Spring Break Hours

Spring break is next week. But we’re sure you know that. Heck, you may already be ON spring break.sun

Whether you’re planning a road trip to the beach, napping for a week on your family’s couch, or sticking around town, we hope you find a little bit of time for rest and relaxation.

We may not be doing too much resting or relaxing but we will have shorter hours during the week.

Below are the Spring Break hours for Cooper Library. Check out the hours for other campus libraries and service desks, too.

Enjoy your break, y’all!

Day Date Hours
Friday March 16 close at 4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday March 17-18 noon – 4:30pm
Monday-Friday March 19-23 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday March 24 noon – 4:30pm
Sunday March 25 1:00pm – resume 24 hours

 

Get Your Technology Back on Time

Technology items (cameras, tripods, projectors, etc.) have a check-out period of 3 days and can NOT be renewed or extended, even during holidays or breaks including the upcoming Spring Break.

If you’re thinking, “I’ll just turn my stuff in a few days late…” Remember, overdue fees for technology items are $20.00 day and overdue fees for accessories are $5.00 a day. So, it could get real expensive real quick.

The library hours for spring break will be reduced, so pay attention to them and get your stuff back on time.

Have a great break!

Don’t Download Excessively

image of RM CooperWe’ve had a report of excessive downloading from Taylor & Francis journals. The publisher immediately suspended access to all off-campus users. They have since cleared the block.

In accordance with procedures agreed upon in early 2016, we have initiated forced, on-campus authentication for all titles from this publisher, effective immediately. We subscribe to over 1000 journals in nearly every discipline from Taylor & Francis.

  • You will now be asked to login to view T&F titles while on-campus.
  • Any bookmarks will no longer work while on-campus. You’ll need to bookmark them again.
    1. You should always use the library’s website to access our subscribed/purchased resources.
  • Future activity of this nature may cause a user’s CUID to be automatically blocked from using all electronic resources, until we can determine if their ID has been compromised, used illegally, etc.
  • Future activity of this nature may suspend access to all Clemson users, and may even result in permanent loss of access to Clemson.

For your convenience, here is the link to our policy on https://libraries.clemson.edu/policies/acceptable-use-of-electronic-resources/.