Faculty & Staff Services

Clemson Libraries provide many services to support research and instruction by university faculty, including: borrowing materials, checking out technology, requesting new itemsgetting materials delivered to a nearby branch, records management, reserving materials for courses, integrating library concepts into course content, and requesting a proxy card for your graduate student.

You can also learn how to pick up and return materials, request or recall items and what to do if you lose or damage any library materials.

If you are an emeritus, information specifically for you can be found on the Emeriti Services Page.

Borrowing Materials

Faculty and staff may have 300 items at a time checked out.

Materials Time Period
Books  16 weeks
Magazines, journals, and newspapers  3 for 7 days
Popular reading materials (books, audiobooks)  10 for 6 weeks
Materials on reserve Varies
Videos 10 for 4 weeks
DVDs 10 for 4 weeks
Music CDs 10 for 4 weeks
Juvenile books 12 weeks

Resource Sharing

Items not owned by Clemson University can be requested through the PASCAL Delivers and Interlibrary Loan services. For more information, visit the Resource Sharing page.

Checkout Privileges at Other Libraries

Clemson University Libraries participate in the PASCAL partnership among South Carolina academic libraries. Clemson students, faculty, and staff who are visiting another South Carolina academic library may check out 3 items for a 3 week period.

Request Purchase of an Item

If you would like to suggest that the Libraries purchase an item (book, journal, CD, DVD, etc.), please contact the subject librarian for the appropriate subject area.

Getting Materials Delivered

The Clemson Libraries provide a variety of material delivery services for faculty, staff, and students.

Records Management

Clemson Libraries’ Records Management staff can help you manage the long-term storage and maintenance of your data.

Proxy Requests

For faculty and staff, we are happy to offer proxy request privileges for your research or teaching assistants to check out materials in your name.

Send the request on departmental letterhead stationery to Cooper Library Circulation, including the student’s name and ID number, your name and ID number and the term (fall, spring, etc.) or use the online request form. You are responsible for all material checked out using the proxy card and will be billed for any material charged to the proxy card and not returned.