March Book Display–Hear Us Roar

Throughout history, women have shown that they are resilient, determined, and have the fortitude to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals. From hospitals and courtrooms to sports fields and science labs, women have played a vital role in shaping our world.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, and honor the achievement of women all across the globe, Cooper Library is presenting a display of materials featuring some of their stories.

Rosa Parks, Wilma Rudolph, Harriet Tubman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sally Ride, and countless others.

Check out their stories and be inspired.

The President’s Commission on Women will also be celebrating Women’s History Month with many events.

Additionally, the Gantt Center and the Minority Student Success Initiative will be holding the following events:

On Healing Black Girl Pain*
Dr. Consuela Ward
Wednesday, March 14 – 6:00pm
Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms
*Book signing after the event

Prisons, Policing, and Protests: It’s Time for Change
Nekima Levy-Pounds, J.D.
Tuesday, March 27 — 6:30pm
Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms

Book Review — Uprooted

 Novik, Naomi.
New York: Del Rey, 2015.
Call Number: Popular Reading, PS3614.O93U67 2015.

“We were all living in a song: that was how it felt.” – page 234

Dvernik is only one of the villages protected from the evils of the encroaching Wood by the wizard known as the Dragon. And as payment for his protection, every ten years the Dragon chooses a girl from one of those villages to take back to his tower. The next choosing is fast approaching, but Agnieszka knows she won’t be taken; everyone in Dvernik knows it will be Kasia who leaves for the tower. But when the Dragon comes and skips over Kasia, Agnieszka finds herself whisked away from family and friends to live with a wizard who seems very upset to have chosen her. And to make matters worse, it seems Agnieszka just might be a witch.

Agnieszka isn’t sure what to do with herself; she doesn’t want to live with the wizard and she certainly doesn’t want to learn magic. And the Dragon seems just as unhappy as she is. But everything changes when the beacons in Dvernik are lit to signal an assault by the Wood and she is forced to try to save her village alone. It’s clear that this is only the first stage in the Wood’s far-reaching plan to swallow as much of the land and its people as possible. Agnieszka has always known the Wood was a malevolent presence that should be avoided, but she is quickly realizing that the Wood isn’t just the creeping branches, vines, and trees that slowly devour entire cities near to her own and isn’t just in the weird and misshapen creatures that live among the vegetation, snatching up anyone who comes too close. The Wood is a conscious presence and the Wood is everywhere. Agnieszka has no idea how to stop it.

Uprooted, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik’s newest work, is a Nebula Award for Best Novel winner and has received multiple starred reviews. A tale focused squarely on its heroine, Agnieszka is stubborn, loyal, caring, and too practical for the politics of the royal court and family, though that doesn’t keep her from ending up in the middle of a brewing war.  She is the type of fairy tale protagonist who needs friendship more than she needs saving, and ultimately, she creates her own twist on the prince-and-castle ending.  Rooted in folklore and legend, this is a tale spun through with magic, with the spirit of a song at its core.

Updated: Catalog Back Up / Library Catalog Currently Down


Library catalog is back up!


We are having some technical difficulties with the library catalog this morning.

Full catalog functions are expected to be restored sometime today. We appreciate your patience.

Today you won’t be able to:

  • Place a hold
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  • Pay fines
  • Search for items
  • See what you have checked out
  • See outstanding fines

We’ll let you know as soon as it’s back up.

New Library Website Coming May 31

new website adThe new Clemson Libraries website will launch on May 31st!

On that day, the old site will be retired and your bookmarks may no longer work, so be sure to update them as soon as possible. If you have questions or need help navigating the new site, please ask a librarian.

We really want to know what you think about the new site so the feedback form will stay up after the transition. Many people have put a lot of work into the new site, and we’re all very excited to launch!

Welcome, Cooper Cafe!

Check out Cooper Cafe, new coffee shop on the 3rd floor! #proudlyservingstarbucks

We may have said goodbye Java City but you can still find a cup of coffee (and more!) in Cooper Library.

The new Cooper Cafe opened today on the 3rd floor. They will remain in this location through fall semester 2016.

Their hours for summer are 8am until 1pm. Come visit them! #proudlyservingstarbucks