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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. 

Curbside Pick Up for Books & Technology

Clemson Libraries will begin offering a Curbside Pickup service open to all Clemson students, faculty, and staff starting August 12th for both books and technology like cameras, voice recorders, etc. Home Delivery will no longer be available to local students, faculty, or staff as the University transitions into the Fall 2020 semester. 

Request items from the Libraries Catalog and pick them up at Cooper Library during the designated times below:

Monday……………….11:00 - 2:00

Tuesday……………....11:00 - 2:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

Wednesday…………..11:00 - 2:00

Thursday…….............11:00 - 2:00 & 4:00 - 6:00

Friday………………....11:00 - 2:00

Email notifications will verify a request is ready for pickup, at which time you can drive up, ride up, or walk up to the west side of Cooper Library (facing Rhodes Hall) and call our Curbside Pickup number to inform the Libraries of your arrival. Designated parking spots and signage will help to guide you to the pickup location and provide further information on picking up your request!

Curbside Pickup Phone Number: 864-656-1792 

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

We are still scanning articles and book chapters owned in print located here at Clemson Libraries, but we are asking that everyone log in to their ILLiad account (https://clemson.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html) to make these request until we can set up the service in the new catalog.

Due Dates Extended
If you have books or other materials (not technology or reserves items) currently checked out, due dates have been extended until September 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, may be returned to the Libraries via the book drop on the East (Strode) side of Cooper Library.  

Interlibrary Loan & PASCAL Delivers

PASCAL Delivers: Effective Wednesday, August 12, the PASCAL Delivers service will be back online and available to Clemson faculty, staff, and students. As of Monday, August 10, 32 out of the 55 PASCAL member institutions are lending books and we are optimistic that more will be able to lend in the near future. Visit https://clemson.libanswers.com/faq/100019/?m=p  to view instructions on how to request items via PASCAL Delivers. Once the items have been received you will receive a notification and they will be available for curbside pickup on the west side of Cooper Library. Curbside pickup hours are Monday through Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Please park in the designated parking spaces and call 864-656-1792 to let us know you are here and follow the instructions given. 

Interlibrary Loan: We are still closely monitoring which libraries around the world are actually lending books and the number remains around 40% of those libraries self-reporting their status. Of these lending materials, many are public libraries and small colleges and not the major research collections we typically borrow from. That said, many of the large research libraries are still lending electronic articles and book chapters, so we’re not having issues getting things of these. Please continue to put in Interlibrary Loan requests through your ILLiad account (https://clemson.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html) and we will continue on our end to keep checking for available lending libraries. If there’s a hard copy text that you need that we cannot borrow from another library, we will always work with your library liaison (https://libraries.clemson.edu/research/subject-librarians/) to purchase something. Once the items have been received you will receive a notification and they will be available for curbside pickup at Cooper Library, west side. Curbside pickup hours are Monday through Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Please park in the designated parking spaces and call 864-656-1792 to let us know you are here and follow the instructions given. 

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