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Theft: The History of Music Piracy

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “Theft: The History of Music Piracy” highlights bootlegs, mixed tapes, Napster, and copyright infringement.  Titles include:



While Librarians are sleeping

While Librarians are sleeping (Or at least the library is closed)

Did you know that for some research-related questions, you can get library help in the middle of the night? The library has a collection of answers to some of the most frequently asked research assistance questions, like “how can I find peer-reviewed journal articles?” and “how do I get the full text of articles I find in Google Scholar?”

Just click the “Get Help” link from the library header on every library page:

Then type your question in the “Search our FAQ” box:

If your search terms match any of our FAQ entries, the results will show up in a list. Just pick the one that seems most relevant:

No matches? If your search results list says “This question has not been asked yet” please click the Submit your Question button!


We’ll review it, and if it seems like something that more students will want to know in the future, we’ll add it to the FAQ.

And remember – the library will be open in a few hours. Contact us by chat, phone, or in person then and we’ll be happy to help.

Have suggestions for the FAQ list/service? Please contact

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit, Just for Study Day!

Stop by the Special Collections table in the Rinker Research Commons of James B. Duke Library to see some highlights from our collections, including: newly-acquired medieval manuscripts, a first edition of Thoreau’s Walden, historic campus photographs, 1960s Furman underground newspapers, and more!

Today only, 12:00-2:00.


End of Term Tool Kit

Extended Main Library Hours Open until 2 am

Up All Night in the Science Library (check here for 24 hour open days)

Research Assistance Desk Staffed and ready to help with:

Out of Building Help:

Pop-Up Tables for more room to study in the Library (Starting Study Day)

Recharge Room (043) Open–relax, hydrate, take a break (Starting Study Day)

Coloring station for a quick distraction/brain rest.



Meet the Scholar of the Month!

Congratulations to Andrew (’19)! He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Andrew wins a private study room in the library for the months of December and January.

Perks of the Scholar of the Month room include:
• floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall
• super-duper comfy chair
• large study table with 4 chairs
• bookcase to store your belongings
• access to a microwave

Would you like to be the Scholar of the Month in February? You can enter electronically by clicking on the purple button. One entry per person per month.

We will randomly select one winner from all entries on the first day of February and email the results to all who entered. The Scholar of the Month will also be announced on the library’s blog, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. Fine print: the Scholar of the Month contest is limited to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Sorry, Freshmen!

Student Photo Contest with Prizes!

Student Diversity Photograph Contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners!

The Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities are sponsoring a Student Diversity Photograph Contest that provides prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Prizes include wireless headphones or PalaPoints!

We are seeking digital photographs that represent what diversity and inclusion look like to students at Furman. Along with the photo, we are seeking a brief description that “tells the story” of the photograph. The contest is open to all undergraduate day, UES, and graduate students, and each student may submit up to 3 photographs.

Read the contest guidelines and submit your entry today!

Deadline: December 6th, 2017

Artstor Additions

New Content in Artstor

If you are curious at all about the new content that Artstor adds on a regular basis, be sure to check out the Artstor blog.  A quick review reveals amazing treasures:

  • restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks
  • Japanese and South Korean contemporary architecture
  • new images from the Corning Museum of Glass
  • collections of maps
  • Webinars!

Earlier this month approximately 5,850 photographs from the Minor White Archive (Princeton University Art Museum) were released. Minor White (1908–1976) was one of the most important photographic artists and teachers active during the 30 years following World War II, and a key figure in shaping a distinctly modern American photographic style in thousands of works that fused a precise and meticulous technique with allegory and poetry.

“Photography is a language more universal than words.” – Minor White

If you want to keep up with the newest additions,  sign up for the Artstor blog using your email address.

Artstor is accessible from library’s list of All Databases.

Ready! Set! Mango Languages!

It’s International Education Week.  Time to learn a new language with Mango Languages!  Mango Languages uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you can start using and appreciating what you learn right away. Mango’s methodology includes all four key-language components (vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture) and integrates memory building and critical-thinking exercises to help you remember and adapt what you learn.

Mango makes language learning exciting as you track your progress and learn on the go with Mango’s mobile apps for Iphone and Android!  Mango includes courses for the world’s most popular and widely used languages, and serves about 90 percent of the world’s language learning needs. Mango also provides multiple English As a Second Language courses, each designed for a specific native language.

Mango Languages can be accessed from the library’s website. Furman students, faculty, and staff – create a free Mango account using your Furman email address.

Choose from over 70 languages, including ESL/ELL & Specialty courses like:


72 languages. Pick one and conquer the world.

Celebrating International Connections

Celebrating International Connections
Refugee Library in Malawi

Just in case you missed it, this August, the Furman Libraries donated 40 boxes containing 621 books to the library at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi, Africa, increasing the size of library’s holdings by 13 percent.

Read more about the project: and learn more about the refugee camp:

The Furman Libraries – creating Connections that Endure!