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Course Reserves - Faculty make available supplemental materials for the classes that they teach each semester. This material includes books, printed materials, and other physical items. Course Reserve material may be checked out at the Circulation Desk in the Main Library.


Interlibrary Loan
- The library is able to obtain almost anything that we do not own by either getting a photocopy of pages that are needed or borrowing the item. The time required varies according to the request and the library that owns the material. The average is one week but some items come within days and others may take longer. If an item is needed immediately, a rush can be put on it but there may be charges involved.


Pay-Per-View - The library has established a budget to fund the purchase of individual journal articles in the online environment when access to the article cannot be reasonably achieved in another less-costly way. This system is commonly known as “Pay-Per-View”. This service is available to faculty and to students who have been authorized.

Renewals - Materials which have been checked out from the Clarkson library must be returned by the due date in order to avoid late fees. Journals circulate for 7 days and all other materials until the last day of classes for the semester. If the material has not been recalled, you may request a renewal to keep the material longer.

Interlibray loan materials will have varying due dates depending on the policy of the lending institution. If you need to keep the material longer than the due date, please request a renewal either by using the online form or coming to the library.

Request Classes - The library offers classes on using its resources. These range from brief introductions and tours in the library to in depth classes which can cover several class periods. Groups, teams and individuals can be accommodated.

Off Campus Access
- The library has license agreements which control the use of resources to which we have a subscription. Access is available from any computer on campus. Off campus access is allowed through the use of a proxy server. You need to be a current faculty, staff or student of Clarkson and you will need an AD (Active Directory) account.