Undergraduates may have 100 items at a time checked out.
|Materials||Check out period|
|Magazines, journals, and newspapers||None|
|Popular reading materials (books, audiobooks)||4 for 4 weeks|
|Materials on reserve||Varies|
|Music CDs||4 weeks|
|Juvenile books||4 weeks|
* All books subject to recall.
If an item is listed in the catalog as IN PROCESS, use the In Process Request Form to have it cataloged and held for you at the Library Services Desk. You will be notified when it is available for pickup. (Do NOT use for items listed as On Order or In Pre-Order Process.)Bring items for checkout to the Library Services Desk in Cooper Library or the Architecture Library.
If a book is checked-out, and the due date is more than two weeks away, you may request a recall/hold using My Library Account. Log in, search the catalog for the item you you want to recall or hold, then click on the hold/recall button. The patron who has it is guaranteed two weeks, but must then return it. You will be notified when it is available. All books are subject to recall.
If you do not return a recalled item by the specified date, you will be charged $1.00 per day late fee and not be able to check out or recall anything else.
If an item is available you may page the item and have it held for you at the Library Services Desk by using My Library Account. Log in, search the catalog for the item you want to page, then click on the hold/recall button. Please allow up to 24hours for page requests to be processed. Once your requested item has been pulled, you will receive an email notification that the item is ready to be picked up.
Please note that recall requests take precedence over hold requests.
|Books||25¢ per item per day|
|Magazines, journals, newspapers, and recalled materials||$1.00 per item per day|
|Popular Reading Materials (books, audiobooks)||25¢ per item per day|
|Videos/DVDs and Music CDs||25¢ per item per day|
|Equipment (cameras, camcorders, etc)||$20.00 per day|
|Equipment Accessories (tripods, cables, etc)||$5.00 per day|
|Reserve materials||Varies from $1.00 per hour to $1.00 per day|
Undergraduate students receive notifications by email.
You can pay library fines online with TigerStripe or credit cards, or by using your checking or savings account. You can pay in person by using your Tigerstripe card.
Students receive notifications by use of the University email system; however, the responsibility for keeping up with due dates and renewals lies with each patron. We encourage you to check "My Library Account" regularly. Do not necessarily rely on email reminders. Keep your own source of calendaring to track important due dates.
Outstanding debts are turned over to the Bursar's Office at the end of each semester. Clemson's Student Handbook clearly states that any indebtedness to the University that becomes past due, immediately jeopardizes the student's continued enrollment and he/she will not be allowed to reenroll in any subsequent semester until the indebtedness is resolved. The Handbook goes on to state that the University may assess a $25 fee on any indebtedness and that any collection costs associated with the debt will also be the student's responsibility.
If you have questions about Cooper Library materials, fines or fees, please contact the Library Services Desk at 864-656-1557. You may also contact the Architecture desk at 864-656-3933 concerning Architecture Library materials.
If you lose or damage a library item, you will be billed the cost of the item ($75 average) plus the overdue fines (25¢ per day per item) and the processing fee ($25). You will receive a bill for any material that is 45 days overdue. If the item is found within six months, you will be reimbursed the fees but not any overdue fines.
In order to replace a lost or damaged item, you must purchase an item of the same edition or later. You must also pay any extra fees associated with the item (such as a binding fee if a paperback is substituted for a hard-bound) plus the processing fee and any applicable overdue fines. Popular reading audiobooks are treated as exceptions and cannot be replaced by patrons and will be ordered by the Library. If you have questions, please contact the Library Services Desk in Cooper Library (864) 656-1557 or the Architecture Library (864) 656-3393.
Use Interlibrary Loan to obtain a book or journal article not owned by the Clemson University Libraries.
Clemson faculty and staff can checkout items at any PASCAL** participating institution. You must have your University ID card to obtain materials.
The Confidential Library Records Act (South Carolina Code of Law 60-4-10) that was passed by the South Carolina Legislature and signed by the Governor on May 22, 1985 states that it is unlawful to disclose Library records "which by themselves or when examined with other public records would reveal the identity of the library patron checking out or requesting an item from the library or using other library services..."
However the records of library materials you borrow or use can be disclosed: