Changes to Circulation Policies

Well, that’s just fancy way of saying we’ve changed the amount of time or the amount of things you can check out.

Good news first — You can now check out up to 10 popular reading items (books & audiobooks) at one time. The amount of time you can keep the items will remain the same. These items now have the same check-out limits as other media items (DVDs, CDs) located in Learning Commons West.

Not so good news — The number of days Virtual Reality equipment can be checked out will decrease from 7 days to 3 days. We are changing this due to the extremely long wait list – it’s consistently been over 20 weeks for most items since we started circulating them last January! A shorter checkout period will allow more of you to experiment with the technology, which we’ve been told is the primary reason for checkout.

In relation to VR equipment, you might also want to know about the new Clemson Immersive Space in Watt 308. This is a student-led initiative and offers a place you can visit to try out VR equipment and ours is all checked out.

New Popular Reading – November

autumn-readingBe sure and get your leisure reading before you go off for Thanksgiving Break.

Download a new audiobook or check out an actual paper book to take on break with you.

Our Popular Reading and Audiobooks homepage features John Scalzi and his new book, Redshirts. Hear Wil Wheaton and John do a reading from the book.

Happy Thanksgiving/November reading!

Learning Commons West Takes Shape

Check out the changes to the west side of the 4th floor of Cooper.

We have all new shelves for the Popular Reading collection, the Reference Book collection, and the Popular Magazines.

We plan to add Macintosh multi-media editing stations along the wall.

Look for more changes in the furniture and more technology coming to that area soon.

September New Popular Reading

Fall semester has just started…surely you still have some time for leisure reading!

Go to our Popular Reading and Audiobooks page to see an interview with author Ben Fountain.

See all of our new books here and new audiobooks here. (These are all downloadable.)

Also, don’t forget to check out our new downloadable audiobook system, OneClickDigital.

Last, we promise that new shelves for Popular Reading are coming soon. Thanks for your patience!

Downloadable Audiobooks are here!

Use our new database, OneClickdigital, to search our collection of over 700 downloadable audiobooks. After you create your own account, you can download audiobooks to your computer or a portable device.
A couple of things to note:

  • You must be on campus to create your account. Once you’ve created your account, you can use the database from anywhere.
  • Checkout period for an audiobook is 21 days. It can be renewed once.
  • You can search for specific titles or authors.
  • You can browse the whole collection or just in specific genres like mystery, science fiction, biography, business, or classic titles.
  • You can go to the App Store and download a free OneClickdigital app for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

To get to the database, go to the Popular Reading & Audiobooks webpage or the Databases A-Z list.

Where’d the Popular Reading Books Go?

Where did the Popular Reading books go?

This. This is what happened to them.

We have removed the books (Popular Reading and Reference) from their current shelves and placed them on large wooden (ugly) carts while we wait for brand new shelving. You can still check them out. Let us know if you need help finding something.

Be on the look-out for lots of changes coming to the west side of the 4th floor. We are excited!

July–New Popular Reading

All right, y’all…it’s so hot outside that there’s nothing to do but get a great book from our Popular Reading collection and get somewhere cool and read it!

You can see a list of some of our newest books here. We also have some new audiobooks, if you are traveling for the July 4th holiday.

As always, be sure and browse the new Pop shelves if you are in Cooper. There’s always something there.