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Free Educational Resources for Athletes and Tutors: Textbook Rental

Program Overview

The Cooper Library Textbook Reserve Program is a pilot project between the Clemson University Libraries and Undergraduate Student Government.  

  • Length of pilot - August 2019 through May 2020
  • Total of $10,000 in funding from Libraries and Student Government
  • Funding split into 2 semesters - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
  • Items are rented from B&N Bookstore and will not be added as a permanent part of the collection.
  • Texts were selected based on those classes with 100 or more students enrolled and classes with high drop/fail rates.
  • Class texts were then analyzed and the highest priced texts were pulled from greatest cost to least to fill the $5000 budget. (Obviously, not all were selected. We stopped when we hit $5000.)

Check out a Textbook

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.  

Due to our textbooks being rentals, we are unable to provide individual electronic access to these titles. This form can be used to request a scan of a portion from one of our textbooks on reserve. It is for your personal use only and is only intended for use during the time when University public health measures prevent access to your personal copy or a copy on Reserve at the Library.


Program Information

The Cooper Library Textbook Reserve Program is a partnership between the Clemson University Libraries and Clemson Undergraduate Student Government.  

  • The program began in Fall 2019. The program was suspended in March 2020 because of COVID-19 and restarted in Fall 2021. It will continue while there is student use and demand.  
  • A total of $10,000 in funding from Libraries and Student Government is provided for the program each year.
  • Funding split into 2 semesters, fall and spring. The Libraries purchase books each semester.
  • Items are purchased from B&N Bookstore, Amazon, Chegg and other sources and will remain on Course Reserves while assigned as a required textbook for a class. 
  • Texts are selected for courses with high enrollment, high drop/fail rates, and large numbers of Pell Grant students. 
  • The collection is growing and we seek student input on the program, as well as recommendations for purchase. Some course textbooks may be available in the Libraries circulation collection or as an ebook. Search the Libraries website in the "Search for articles, books, and more" box for the textbook title to see if there is a copy.

Check Out a Textbook

Textbooks are available for checkout at the Library Services Desk in Cooper Library. Loans are for 4 hours at a time. You may take the textbook out of the Library, but must return it within 4 hours.

Students may also want to check their Course Resource Lists in Canvas to see if additional course readings are available online.

Due to the nature of our textbook program, we are unable to provide individual electronic access to these titles.

Courses and Textbooks Available Spring 2022

ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 9781264239290
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 9781119577669
ACCT 3110 Intermediate Accounting, 10th ed. 


ACCT 3220 Accounting Information Systems, 15th ed 9780135572832
BCHM 3050 Essential Biochemistry, 5th ed 9781119713203
BIOL 1040 Campbell Biology, 10th ed 9780135269169
BIOL 1100/1110 Campbell Biology - Master 12th ed 9780135188743
BIOL 2230 Human Anatomy and Physiology, 11th ed


BIOL 4410 Ecology 9781605359212
CE 2010 Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 14th ed 9780134056388 
CH 1010 Chemistry: Atoms Focused, 3rd ed 9780393697384
CH 1050/60 Chemistry in Context, 9th ed 9781259638145
COMM 2020 A First Look at Communication Theory 9781260091564
COMM 2500 Communication: Making Connections 9780134890371
COMM 3140 Aim for the Heart 9781506315256
CPSC 1020 Starting Out with C++, Early Objects


CPSC 2310 Computer Systems: Programmers Perspective, 3rd ed 9780134092669
CPSC 3220 Operating Systems: Principles & Practice, 2nd ed 9780985673529
ECE 3200/3210 Microelectronic Circuit Analysis and Design, 4th ed


ECON 2000 Principles of Economics, 2nd ed 9780393623819
ECON 2110 Modern Principles of Microeconomics 9781429278416
ENGL 1030 Envision in Depth Reading, Writing, & Researching Arguments 9780134679426
GEN 3000 Essentials of Genetics, 10th ed


GER 2010/2020 Denk Mal! 9781543304770
IE 3840 Fundamentals of Engineering Economic Analysis 9781119503040
MATH 1040 Just in Time Algebra and Trigonometry, 4th ed 9780321671035
MATH 1050 Pre Calculus, 2nd Ed. 9780077276508 
MATH 1060 Calculus, 3rd Ed. 9780134769783
MATH 2080 Fundamentals of Differential Equations, 7th ed 9780321977106
ME 2010 Engineering Mechanics, 20th ed 9781307313239
ME 3330 Theory and Design F/Mech, 7th ed 9781119723455
MGT 4230 Global Business Today, 11th ed 9781260088373
NURS 3040 Davis Advantage F/Pathophysiology 9780803694118
NURS 3040 Porth's Essentials of Pathophysiology 9781975107192
PHYS 1220 Fundamentals of Physics, Extended 9781119460138
SPAN 1010 Panorama, 6th ed 9781543319644
SPAN 2010 Imagina: Espanol: sin barreras, 4th ed 9781680057089
STAT 2220 Statics: Concepts & Controversies, 10th ed. 9781319109028