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Library Resources to Support Online Learning During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Special Circumstances

The Clemson Libraries are here to support students and faculty during the move to online learning in response to the coronavirus outbreak. There are many ways we can provide you with expert help and services while you are working online, even though our facilities are closed.  Some services may take longer than usual due to reduced staffing and limited access to library materials both at Clemson and at other academic libraries. 


Major e-textbook subscription services are allowing students free access to their textbook collections until May. The 2 major services that are doing this are:

  1. Vitalsource
  •  Go to
  • On the top right of the screen there is a button called “Sign in”. 
  • Click to sign in and create an account with your Clemson email address. All students with an institutional email account will be able to access books 
  • Select the blue “Bookshelf” button at the top of the screen From there they can search for books and access them until May 25th.
  1. Redshelf
  • Go to: 
  • Create an account using your Clemson email address
  • Access books for a 39 day period.

Contact Yang Wu if you have any questions.

Special Copyright Notification

Books, Articles, & Other Library Materials

Course Readings on eReserve
Journal articles and book chapters can be scanned and posted to our eReserves platform for the entire class to read. Faculty need to supply us with a copy if not owned by the Libraries.

Scan & Deliver Service
Use our article delivery service to have articles and book chapters located in the library scanned and emailed to you. 

Due Dates Extended
If you have books or other materials (not technology or reserves items) currently checked out, due dates have been extended until August 30th. 

Renew Books Online 
You can also renew your books online - just log into My Library Account. You will see your active loans displayed on the Loans section. Look for the title you need to renew and click renew. 

Returning Materials
Books and media, including PASCAL and Interlibrary Loan materials, should NOT be returned to the Clemson Libraries while our facilities are closed.  

Interlibrary Loan & PASCAL Delivers

Interlibrary Loan

We can deliver journal articles and book chapters from other libraries directly to you at no charge. Requests are made through your ILLiad account. This service is available for current Clemson students, faculty and staff only. We will continue to update due dates of any Interlibrary Library items currently checked out to you so that you do not accrue any fines and fees.

PASCAL Delivers

Based on the Governor’s decision to close public schools, it has been determined at the state level that PASCAL Delivers services will be suspended through June 1, 2020. You will not be charged overdue fees for the PASCAL Delivers books you have checked out. 

Please contact Resource Sharing if you have any questions about the availability of these services.


Special Offers - Free Access to eBooks & Materials