Clemson Design Center PASCAL Update

Clemson faculty, staff, and students who study and work at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston are now able to request books from other South Carolina college and university libraries via PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) Delivers and have the item delivered directly to the library at the CDC.C. When making a request through the PASCAL catalog, just select Clemson as your pickup institution and then select Charleston Design Center as your pickup location. For more information about the library at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston, including hours of operation, please visit their website.

Open Access Week

Clemson Open Access Week

Learn, Share and Empower in Teaching and Learning

October 22-25th, 2018


Did you know:

The practices of for-profit academic publishers have added to the financial burden of faculty, institutions and students and perpetuated a growing cost barrier to accessing scholarly information.

What can we do?

Come join us and learn about Open Access programs and resources that are available to tremendously reduce cost of learning and to enhance teaching. Events are organized by Clemson University Libraries. You will:


  • Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.

Explore the controversial nature of academic publishing and the need for Open Access through a showing of this documentary.

Monday: October 22, 3:30-5:30, Strom Thurmond Auditorium

  • Open Access at Clemson

Learn ways that you can contribute to Open Access by making your writings more accessible to researchers, while increasing their scholarly impact.

Tuesday: October 23, 12:30-2:00, Brown Room, Cooper Library

  • Open Education Resources

Discover how you can reduce the costs of textbooks for students. Find out financial incentives you can receive for your activism.

Wednesday: October 24, 1-2:30, Brown Room, Cooper Library

  • Multimedia Resources and Open Access

Want to incorporate audio, visual and video sources into your creative work or student’s projects? How do you find relevant media? What are some legal and technical issues you should be aware of? Learn about Creative Commons, a creative licensing system for creators and authors.

Thursday: October 25, 3:30-4:30, Adobe Studio, Cooper Library


Ask questions, share your experiences and thoughts in these four discussion-based events hosted by experts on the subject.


Enrich yourself with a deeper understanding of your rights as an author, how you can make your works known while making knowledge and education more accessible.

Safari Books Online

Clemson University Libraries now provides access to Safari Books Online, a resource containing 35,000+ online books, instructional videos, and more in the general subject areas of computing, information technology, and business from more than 250 publishers such as O’Reilly and Microsoft Press.  Popular topics include:

  • Analytics
  • Business & Management
  • Computer Networking
  • Databases
  • Engineering
  • Game Development
  • Information Technology/Operations
  • Leading Teams
  • Math & Science
  • Project Management
  • Software Development
  • Web Development

Users must first create an account using their Clemson email address.  For more information, contact Jennifer Groff, Librarian for Computer Science.

Adobe Pop-up Classes


Friday, September 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Cooper Library, 5th floor, Adobe Digital Studio


The Adobe Digital Studio is holding a series of lighting Adobe workshops on Friday, September 28. The three, 30-minute classes will provide a quick introduction to using Adobe programs to edit videos, retouch photos, and create logos. The series is free and open to all.

Additionally, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, stop by the Adobe tent on the Cooper Library Bridge to learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud and snag new Adobe gear.

Workshops presented by the Adobe Digital Studio, Clemson University Libraries, CCIT, and CoCreate.



Friday, September 28, 2018

9-9:30 a.m. Video Editing Basics

See how easy it is to import your footage, create a sequence, add a title, adjust audio levels, and export video in Premiere Pro.


Friday, September 28, 2018

10-10:30 a.m. Photo Manipulation and Retouching

Learn how to use Photoshop to repair a damaged photograph or digitally manipulate an image.


Friday, September 28, 2018

11-11:30 a.m. Logo Design for Beginners

Need a Logo? Can’t Draw? Let Illustrator’s Shapebuilder Tool help you out!

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month was first established as a week-long celebration in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was expanded in 1988, by President Ronald Reagan, to a 30-day period from September 15 to October 15. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States, with over 50 million total speakers. This makes the United States the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world after Mexico. September 15 is significant, as it represents the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Those of us at the University Libraries hope you will take a moment to read a book, watch a film, or listen to music or an audiobook from our collections to celebrate this culturally rich heritage. Be sure to take an opportunity to enjoy many of the Clemson Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebrations.

National Suicide Prevention Month Book Display





September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Clemson Libraries want to draw attention to its collection of scholarly and popular materials about this important topic and to the work of Tigers Together, Clemson’s suicide prevention initiative.

Check out the book display next to the Library Services Desk in the lobby of Cooper Library between now and September 30th to learn more. Also please visit the Tigers Together page:

New Semester Reminders

Please remember to have your ID handy when entering Cooper Sunday-Thursday! You will need it to enter the Late Night Access Doors.

Also remember while we love that Cooper is your home away from home, don’t leave personal belongings unattended! Over 8,000 patrons frequent Cooper Library in a 24 hour period including guests and off campus visitors.

Welcome from Chris Cox, Dean of Libraries

Welcome to Clemson Libraries! The Libraries’ faculty, staff, and student assistants are dedicated to ensuring your success by providing the information resources and services you need to complete your assignments, attain your degree, and excel in the workplace.

Clemson Libraries is the first place for information. Our collection boasts 1.2 million print volumes, complemented by over 500,000 eBooks and 82,000+ electronic journal subscriptions. Unlike Google, our collection is curated by librarians working with your professors to ensure that what we have matches your curricular needs. You can easily search our holdings from the search box at the top of our home page, and our online holdings are available 24/7 when and where you need them. Some older materials are stored in our Library Depot location in Clemson Research Park, retrievable upon request. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Resource sharing agreements with South Carolina academic libraries through PASCAL, and other libraries through interlibrary loan, allow you to get what you need for your research fast and free.

We collect, preserve and protect the past. Special Collections & Archives, located on the lower level of the Strom Thurmond Institute, is the caretaker of Clemson University’s cultural heritage as well as that of the region and the state. The collections include unique primary source materials such as manuscripts, rare books, and the papers of prominent figures such as John C. Calhoun, Thomas Green Clemson and Strom Thurmond.

Experts are here to help. Librarians knowledgeable in your discipline are committed to teaching you how to find quality research materials and critically evaluate what you find. They can assist through instruction session in your classes, as well as by answering questions in person, on the phone, via email, text and chat. Librarians also create research guides specific to your courses, and connect library resources through Canvas.

Spaces for collaborative creation and silent contemplation. Our three libraries – Cooper, Gunnin Architecture Library in Lee Hall, and the Education Media Center in Tillman Hall – have spaces to meet the needs of every student: from louder, collaborative areas with rolling white boards and screens for group projects, to quieter areas with upholstered seating and study carrels. There are also group studies and meetings rooms of various sizes available to reserve.

The rights tools for the job. The Cooper Library also provides many unique collections and spaces to help you complete your course project or presentation. Cameras, microphones and even VR headsets are available for checkout at the Library Services Desk. The Adobe Digital Studio provides access to green screen and audio recording technologies as well as peer assistance in the use of Adobe software products. The Brown Digital Resources Lab offers a state-of-the-art visualization wall. Partner spaces such as the GIS Lab, the CCIT Service desk and Starbucks, allow you to get the assistance and sustenance you need, all without leaving the building. Finally, when you are ready to publish the fruits of your labor, the library provides both a print and a digital publishing platform, TigerPrints, and spaces to present your work.

We urge you to explore all that we offer – both in person and online. Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram, to learn the latest about what is going on at the Libraries. Drop me an email at with your comments and suggestions regarding how we can make your research lives better. As an integral part of your academic life, we’re here to help you succeed!

Exam Week Hours

Who is ready to camp out in the Library until finals are over?

Starting today, we are open 24/7 until Friday, May 4th at 8pm.

We are also opening up the following reserved study spaces for student use by the end of the day today:

  • Room 204
  • Room 309
  • Room 406A
  • Room 412
  • Room 416 (Brown Room)

These rooms are for everyone and cannot be reserved for study groups during exam week.