The Libraries are committed to optimizing your safety while in all library facilities. We are also committed to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for all users of the libraries. We offer a variety of support to facilitate physical and virtual access to library services, collections, and spaces. Staff working at public service points will make every effort to accommodate accessibility requests.

Clemson Libraries strive to provide a beneficial and worthwhile web experience for all our patrons. Continuing efforts are made not only to ensure that our sites follow Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but also to be mindful of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. We are also working to provide optimized and accessible web experiences for users independent of the devices being used to access our sites.

Please contact Teri Alexander, Director of Learning Environments, at or 864-656-5172 with any questions, comments, or concerns relating to physical accessibility needs. For digital and web accessibility needs, please contact Hannah Hendricks, Digital Experience Manager at or 864-656-0843.

Report a Barrier

If you encounter a physical or digital barrier while using the library or its resources, please report it using the Report a Barrier forms available from the campus.

Cooper Library

  • Accessible Facilities

    Parking and Transportation

    Clemson University has accessible parking throughout campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors which can be found on the campus parking map. You can also consult the Parking and Transportation site for information on other services such as transit and park and ride. On site accessible parking is available in both the east and west lots adjacent to Cooper.

    Building and Floor Access

    Doors are available at parking lot level in both the east and west lots for individuals with disabilities. Ring the intercom and a Security Officer will assist. Elevators are available at the center core of the building.


    Two accessible restrooms are located on the 4th floor (main) around the corner from the elevators and on the 5th floor in Starbucks. Single occupancy restrooms are located adjacent to the vending machines in 311.

    Service Animals

    Service animals are welcome but must be registered with the Clemson University Access & Equity Office.

  • Assistive Technologies

    Intel Reader

    An Intel Reader and scanner station available for checkout for individuals with disabilities from the Library Services Desk on the 4th (main) floor. The reader may be checked out for 1 day with renewal possible depending on demand. Training is provided by the Student Accessibility Services Office.

    Video Phone

    A videophone is located on the west side of the 4th floor Learning Commons. The videophone allows the deaf and hard of hearing to easily communicate videophone-to-videophone or through an interpreter.

  • Accessible Workstations

    You can find a number of wheelchair-accessible workstations on the east side of the 4th floor.

  • Research and Reference

    Checking Out and Returning Library Materials

    The service counter located at the Library Services Desk (right side) is wheelchair accessible. Book drops are located internally at the Library Services Desk on the 4th floor (main) and externally near the main entrance doors and at parking lot level on the east and west side under the porch.

    Research and Reference Assistance

    You can get help in-person at our Library Services Desk or reach us through a variety of digital platforms. Whether in-person or online, find out more by visiting our Ask a Librarian page.

Education Media Center and Digital Media Learning Lab

The Education Media Center and Digital Media Learning Lab are located on the second floor of Tillman Hall with elevator access from the ground floor or first floor auditorium ramp. Accessible parking spaces are in front of Tillman Hall on Gantt Circle as well as in the parking lot behind Sikes Hall. Patrons may request assistance by contacting the service desk at 864-656-3741 or Service animals are welcome but must be registered with the Clemson University Access & Equity Office.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives is located on the lower level of the Strom Thurmond Institute Building with access through the south doors. There are accessible spaces located in the parking lot adjacent to the lower level. Access via the north doors of the upper level is not recommended for individuals in wheelchairs. There is a wheelchair-accessible workstation in the Reading Room of Special Collections. All material is retrieved by the staff in Special Collections and Archives and photocopying is performed by the staff. Patrons may request assistance by contacting the library at 864-656-3031 or

Gunnin Architecture Library

The Gunnin Architecture Library has counters, computer stations, and printing stations within the guidelines set by the ADA for accessibility. In the event of special needs, the staff of the library will assist on a one-on-one basis. This assistance may include retrieval of materials by staff, opening the ground-floor doors to the main stacks, or performing limited photocopying.

CU-ICAR Library

The CU-ICAR Library is located on the fourth floor of the Campbell Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC). Accessible parking spaces are available next to the CGEC building and elevator access is available on the ground floor. Patrons may request assistance by contacting the library at 864-365-0484 or