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Represent the Student Voice

The Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) is a group of students who:

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Click on the sign up button above to join the LSAG and help shape your university library. The LSAG will meet for one hour, twice a semester and supper is provided.  

Free Magazine Files!

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Calling all upcyclers and Mod Podgers!  A table has been set up in the library with free magazine files. These plastic storage bins are great for organizing folders and class notes and can store anything from flip flops to hairbrushes. Pinterest is full of ideas for personalizing magazine files using wrapping paper, fabric, stickers and double-sided tape or Mod Podge.



What is PASCAL Delivers?

If the book you need isn’t in our collection, don’t give up!  A service called PASCAL Delivers enables you to borrow books from other university libraries in South Carolina.

This very short video will show you how to submit your requests:


Books are delivered within 3 to 5 business days by the PASCAL Delivers courier.  You’ll receive an email notice when your items arrive.  Books requested through PASCAL Delivers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk in the James B. Duke Library.  The loan period is six weeks.

Borrow an iPad!

Did you know the James B. Duke Library loans iPads and Kindles to current students, faculty, and staff?  The check-out period for electronic devices is 2 weeks, with a 2 week renewal if no one is on the waiting list.  You can check availability and place a hold on an electronic device by visiting the Circulation Desk or by calling 864-294-2265.  Check out our technology lending page for more information.

New Hours in the Archives

A message from Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Jeff Makala:
Yesterday we came off our reduced summer hours. Our new regular open hours for Special Collections have changed to Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:00, and by appointment. We were closed on Mondays in the past, so this shift allows us a more regular schedule for casual visitors.

Win a Private, VIP Study Room!

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own private study room in the library?  For an entire month?  To share with 3 friends?!  SUCH A ROOM EXISTS!  The library has created a private, VIP study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and 3 of their friends. 

Perks include:

  • a floor to ceiling dry erase wall
  • a comfy chair
  • a large study table with 4 chairs
  • a bookcase to store your belongings
  • access to a mini-fridge and microwave oven

Say goodbye to hunting for vacant study rooms. Say hello to privacy, comfort, convenience, and storage space!

Want to become the Scholar of the Month? Entry forms (one per person) and a submission box are available on the entry level of the James B. Duke Library. All entries for September’s drawing must be made by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 31st. 

We will randomly select one winner from all entries on Thursday, September 1st. This lucky student will be named Scholar of the Month and awarded use of the private, VIP study room during the month of September. 

The Scholar of the Month will be notified via their Furman email and announced on the library’s blog, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

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  • Scholar of the Month is limited to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Sorry, Freshmen!

Lockers in the Library

Did you know that the James B. Duke Library has lockers?

Here’s the details:

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Summer Interim Hours

Today is the last day of Summer Session II! If you will be around between now and the first day of class, the library is open so come and see us.

Summer Interim Hours
August 13, Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm
August 14, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
August 15, Monday 9 am – 5 pm
August 16, Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
August 17, Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
August 18, Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
August 19, Friday 9 am – 7 pm
August 20, Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
August 21, Sunday 1 pm – 8 pm
August 22, Monday 9 am – 9 pm

On Display: Books to Film

Currently on display in the James B. Duke Library is a selection of books and their corresponding movie adaptations. Titles include:

Pride and Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice (DVD)

Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (DVD)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (DVD)

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind (DVD)

Gone Girl
Gone Girl (DVD)

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (DVD)


What is Scan and Deliver?

What is Scan and Deliver?  Scan and Deliver is an article and book chapter delivery service.  When you need an article from a journal or a chapter from a book which is owned by the library only in print or microformat, we will scan the article/book chapter and deliver it to you electronically through your ILLiad account.

What can be requested?  Articles (up to 25 pages) from journals held by the campus Libraries which are in print or microform, as well as book chapters.

What cannot be requested?  Materials in Special Collections and Archives and items on Reserve are not available for scanning through Scan and Deliver.

Who is eligible?  Furman University students, faculty, and staff are eligible for this service.

How do I submit a request?  To submit a request, log into your ILLiad account and click the new request link for either article or book chapter.  Fill in your citation information and submit your request.

How will I receive my requests?  When your scanned article or book chapter is available, you will receive an e-mail notification directing you to log into your ILLiad account to retrieve the scan.  The scanned material will remain in your account and be available for viewing for 30 days.

How long will it take to fill my request?  We strive to fill requests on the same day they are received, excluding weekends and holidays.  However, depending on the number of requests received on any given day, it may take up to 24 hours for requests to be filled.

How much does it cost?  Scan and Deliver is provided by the Interlibrary Loan Department to the Furman University community free of charge.

How many requests can I submit per day?  At this time, there is no limit on the number of requests you can make.

Do you offer color scans or just black and white?  Scans are provided in black and white.  However, color scans are available upon request.

For further information, please contact Elaina Griffith by e-mail or phone (864-294-2198) during office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. This is an exciting new service, and we urge you to take advantage of it.  We hope you will find that it makes your research process less stressful and more productive.