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Textbook Lending Program: Home


Program Overview

With the continued growth of the Textbook Lending Program and affordable textbook initiatives, we have decided to fully integrate into the Library website. You can find us under the "Find & Borrow" dropdown menu at the top of the homepage or by clicking the icon under the "Popular Tools" section on the homepage.

This LibGuide will be available and updated through the Spring 2023 semester before going offline Summer 2023.


Thank you for your support as we continue to grow our collection for both students and faculty. 

-Textbook Lending Program Team

Check out our new Webpage HERE.


  • 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, or use textbooks for group study but it MUST be returned within 4 hours.
  • Students should also check their Course Resource Lists in Canvas to see if additional course readings are available through our library catalog.
  • Due to the nature of our textbook program, we are unable to provide individual electronic access to these titles.

CUSG & The Libraries

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

  • The program began in Fall 2019 and seeks to ease the burden of purchasing high-cost textbooks for Undergraduate students.
  • A total of $10,000 in funding from Libraries and Student Government is provided for the program each year. The Libraries purchase books each semester. Only required texts will be purchased.
  • Texts are selected for courses with high enrollment, high drop/fail rates, and large numbers of Pell Grant students. 
  • 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.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves are physical items (books, media, manipulatives) or electronic content (PDFs, streaming video) by which instructors supplement their courses. Physical items are put on reserve at one of three library branches – Cooper Library, Education Media Center (EMC 212 Old Main), or Gunnin Architecture Library – and electronic content can be found in the Course Resource List module of your Canvas course.

Visit our Course Reserves page for more details. 

Feedback & Suggestions

This program is in its infancy and we would like to assist you in your learning journey here at Clemson University. Please give us any helpful feedback or make suggestions if you:

  • don't see your book on the list
  • had trouble finding this page
  • are unclear about any rules pertaining to check-out policy

Contact our Open Educational Resources Librarian, Yang Wu, at for comments and suggestions, or fill out the Textbook Lending Suggestion form below!

We look forward to serving you and making your learning experience while at Clemson the best it can be. GO TIGERS!