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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Find the book you want in WorldCat and click on the "Request If Not Held By Clemson" link.  

The log in page for ILLiad will appear. 

Log in to your ILLiad account and all the information for the book will automatically be put into the request form!

Copyright compliance does not allow the borrowing and lending of electronic books.  

Any book requests made will be filled with a hard copy. Articles are still available in electronic format.

You asked for more pick-up locations for Interlibrary Loan books.  You can now select the Architecture Library and the Tillman Media Center, as well as Cooper Library, as on-campus locations for picking up ILL books.  (And don't forget if you're in Greenville, you can select the University Center-Greenville as your pick-up location.)

When you set up your ILL account, first choose your pick-up location on the registration form for students, faculty, and staff who are currently affiliated with Clemson University.

If you already have an ILL account and want to change your pick-up location, log into your ILLiad account and click on “Change User Information” (in the lower left corner in the Tools section).

Complete list of pick-up locations

If you have any questions, please call (864-656-5186), email (, or come by the ILL office, 413 Cooper Library.


ILL system to convert to Clemson UserID Login the week of December 15th

Clemson University Library will be updating authentication to the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system the week of December 15th. As a benefit, users will be able to place ILL requests using their Clemson UserID (CUID) and password. Those with existing ILLiad accounts will have their history, current loans, and outstanding requests available with the new credentials. 

Existing users will be notified via e-mail soon after the transition. In the meantime, all existing users will still be able to log in with their existing ILLiad credentials and new users should still use the First Time Users link/form.

Our Borrowing staff ( and Systems Support Manager ( will be available to assist users with any questions or issues.


a free service for Clemson University students, faculty, and staff

Use it to get books or articles not available in our library. 
You'll need to create an ILLiad account in order to make requests.

Log in using your Clemson username and password. If you do not already have an ILLiad account, you will be prompted to create one.

(Forgot your password?  Visit CCIT to retrieve or reset a forgotten password.)



InterLibrary Loan will NOT fill requests for course-required textbooks.

Copyright compliance does not allow the borrowing and lending of electronic books.  Any book requests made will be filled with a hard copy.  Articles are still available in electronic format.

Interlibrary Loan Holiday Schedule

November 20 – Last day to order books during the Fall Semester

December 4 – Last day to order any material before the beginning of January

Faculty and graduate students who will be in Clemson over the holidays may continue order beyond these dates but should contact the ILL office first (864-656-5186) before ordering any books.

Why doesn’t ILL take requests after these dates?

  • I can take 2 weeks to get a book from another library, longer during the holiday mailing rush.  There will be a slow-down in processing at other libraries during Thanksgiving Break.  Books required after Nov. 20th are not likely to get here before the end of the semester.  
  • Many schools stop lending materials around Dec. 1.

Contact Us


ILL Office
413 Cooper Library
Box 343001
Clemson University Libraries
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-5186 

Victoria Hamilton
(864) 656-5186

Erika Anderson
(864) 656-5186

ILL Assistant
Maggie Dunn
(864) 656-5186


ILL Office Hours

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 - 4:00
Fri. 7:30 - 4:00
Sat./Sun. Closed