Clemson University Libraries

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Reference Hours
  8:00 am - 10:00 pm  
  noon - 5:00 pm
  8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
  1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hours vary during holidays, intersessions, and summer. See Reference Hours for exceptions.

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Text us! We'll text you back as soon as possible during Reference hours.

Send your text to 66746. Begin your first message with CUREF.
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Phone us! We're available to talk with you during Reference hours.

(864) 656-3024 or toll free 1-877-886-2389

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Chat with us!   IM your questions during Reference hours.

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Reference Desk

Visit us in Person!

Come to the Reference Desk on the 4th floor of Cooper Library during Reference hours.


Email the Reference Desk  or

We'll usually reply within 24 hours. Most replies are sent Monday through Friday during regular business hours, so there may be delays in responding to questions received over weekends (Fri. 5:00 pm - Mon. 8:00 am) and holidays.

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Consult subject librarians for in-depth questions or for assistance with research.

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