Finding a book in the library
Search the catalog by keyword, title, or author.
If the book you want is checked out, you can recall it and the person who borrowed it has to bring it back within two weeks. Just click the Hold/Recall button on the catalog page for the book you want. You will get an email when it has been returned.
What if Clemson doesn’t have my book?
1. If your book search comes up empty, click on the green box to the right of most catalog search results screen or the PASCAL Delivers link at the bottom of the opening catalog search page.
This will take you to the PASCAL site where you can request books from other SC academic libraries; they usually arrive in just a few days. The request process is extremely fast and simple!
The first time you use the system, you have to create an account, using any username or password you want. After that, your profile will be stored under that username.
Fill out the form for requesting a book (just fill out the information you know)
They ask you the “not wanted after” date so they know when to stop looking – they keep trying to find your book until the date you put in that space. Don’t put ASAP – they KNOW that.
There is a very useful Interlibrary Loan LibGuide that answers pretty much any question you might have.
You will receive an email when your book arrives.
Want to know what books might be out there at ANY library? Check WorldCat, the database of 1.5 billion items owned by more than 10,000 libraries worldwide and then ask Interlibrary Loan to borrow what you've found:
1. Go to the catalog search page
2. Type in your author or topic in the search box
3. Go to the pull-down menu on the right and choose Electronic Resources. Instead of call numbers, each title should have a link to the digital content.