Celebrating Pride Week

pride-week-logoClemson University Libraries is pleased to be a sponsor as well as a location of some Pride Week 2016 events.

We are a location for an exhibit of the history of the LGBTQ movement in the Brown Room on the 4th floor of Cooper. Stop by  Wednesday (9am-5pm) or Friday (9am-5pm).

On Thursday, April 14, we are sponsoring Queer Writing in the South: a panel discussion of the intersections of LGBTQ and Southern identities in writing as we explore representation and strategies in poetry, fiction, and professional writing. This panel takes place in Daniel Hall 217 at 5:30pm.


Literary Festival Book Display

Lit Fest 2016 (2)smClemson’s Department of English is hosting its 9th Annual Literary Festival Wednesday, April 6th through Friday, April 8th.

Selected works from the eighteen authors attending the festival – including The Lunatic: Poems, The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems, and New And Selected Poems, 1962-2012 by Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner Charles Simic – have been pulled and placed on display atop the New Books shelf on the 4th floor of Cooper Library.  The books are available for checkout and the display will be up through the month of April.

Learn more about the authors attending the Literary Festival and see the full schedule of events on the Lit Fest webpage.

Anatomy & Physiology Online-Name and URL Change

MonitorAnatomy & Physiology Online (APO) has changed its name to 3D Human Anatomy & Physiology. The interface changes mean you’ll no longer go to the Stat!Ref homepage but directly to Anatomy.tv. It’s URL will also be changing. Please make a note of it.

The change will occur on Friday, March 25, 2016.

You can find it on our Databases A-Z page and many of our research guides.

Questions? Ask a Librarian.

Spring Break Hours

Spring break is almost here! It’s the most wonderful time of the (academic) year!sun

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

We certainly will be doing the same at the Libraries, with 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 11 close at 4:30pm
Saturday-Sunday March 12-13 noon – 4:30pm
Mon-Thurs March 14-17 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday March 18 CLOSED
Saturday March 19 noon – 4:30pm
Sunday March 20 1:00pm – resume 24 hours



Updated! Back Up! Library Systems Currently Down


Our systems are back online! Thank you for your patience.


We are experiencing difficulties with our library system this morning.

  • You are probably thinking “what does that mean for me?”You won’t be able to search the catalog for books and journals that we own. Instead you can use OneSearch in the purple box on the library’s webpage. It will search for books, journal articles, media, and lots more.You can also use PASCALcat to search the materials in our collection. PASCALcat searches academic libraries in South Carolina, including Clemson’s.
  • You won’t be able to renew items or check your fines using My Library Account. You will be able to check out materials at the Library Services desk, but they may be using a low-tech method (writing it down) instead of using computers, so please be patient with them.

We are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue and get back online – but if you have any questions about finding, checking out or renewing materials, please go to the Library Services desk on the 4th floor of Cooper, call 656-1557, or Ask A Librarian.

Resource Sharing Renovation

ConeThe Resource Sharing Office is undergoing a renovation from Wednesday, January 27 through Tuesday, February 2.

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing (performed by Maggie Savidakis-Dunn) will be temporarily located in Room 413A. Interlibrary Loan Lending, PASCAL Delivers and Document Delivery services (performed by Erika Anderson and Sherry Volrath) will move to 411.

The best way to contact the office during this time for ILL and PASCAL inquiries and renewals is via cuill@nullclemson.edu or by calling 864-656-5177.

Service Notice: Maintenance on ProQuest

ExclamationOn January 16, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours.

Read more about the upgrade on Proquest’s blog.

The products on this list will be unavailable during this time.

Thank you for your patience; we apologize for this inconvenience. Please contact ProQuest Global Technical Support if you have questions or need assistance

Before You Go…

BooksExams are over. Grading exams is almost over. What will you do with all this leisure time?

Here’s a few ideas from our collections!

You could browse our DVD and video collection. We got whole sets of television series that you could binge watch. We’ve got foreign films if you want to

We wouldn’t be a library if we didn’t recommend some books! Peruse your way through our Popular Reading collection and take home a few bestsellers. A good book and something warm to drink sounds like the perfect break!

Got a long drive? You can download one of our audiobooks or we have books on CD if you are old school. Check one (or more) out!

Don’t worry about the due dates. If your materials are due while you aren’t in town, you can renew them online using your library account.

Let the library help you have the best break ever!

New Stuff You May Not Know About

You may remember a while back we asked you to help us identify technology that would be helpful to you. We listened and went shopping!

CameraHere’s just a few of the things that filled up our shopping cart. Be sure to stop by to check out what you can check out!

  • GoPro Hero 4 Silver
  • Green screens and photography backgrounds
  • More Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras
  • Accessories for DSLR cameras including external flashes, digital timers and specialty lenses
  • Microphones including Snowball and Polsen Lavalier versions
  • Tripods-including regular, minis and phone versions
  • Wacom Intuos tablets

Visit our Technology Checkout  page for the full Technology Use Policy, a complete list of what’s available for checkout in Cooper Library, or to submit a reservation request.

You’ll get a chance to try out some of these cool gadgets at our next Technology Petting Zoo, Wednesday, October 28 at 11:00am over by the Security desk.