Database Trial: Swank

Swank Digital Campus Streaming Films
Digital Campus, provided by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.® was created for professors and administrators to enhance curriculum by providing students with access to course-related films. Swank Motion Pictures provides access to both scholarly and popular film. This trial includes Swanks “Top 100″ requested films. This trial will be available through Sunday, May 29, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE – Swank recommends viewing these films through Google’s Chrome browser

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Spring Interim Hours

Congratulations on finishing the semester, especially to our Seniors! If you will be around between now and MayX, the library is open so come and see us.

Spring Interim Hours
May 4 Wednesday 8 am – 5 pm
May 5 Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
May 6 Friday 9 am – 5 pm
May 7 Saturday Noon – 5 pm
May 8 Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
May 9 Monday 9 am – 5 pm
May 10 Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit

Take a study break and check out our pop up exhibit, available today from 10:30 am -1:00 pm in the James B. Duke Library. Jeff Makala, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, is on hand to wow you with a few items from our collection.

Summer-Long Check Outs!

summer-long check outsAre you done with studying? Get a book just to read for fun! We’ve set up a table in the James B. Duke Library featuring some of our favorite reads. If you’re returning in the Fall, check out a novel for the beach or an audiobook for a road trip. Materials will be due back when classes resume in the Fall.  

SENIORS: ask about your alumni borrowing privileges!

Unplug – Recharge Zone

Unplug Recharge Zone

Visit room 043 in the James B. Duke Library throughout finals to unplug and recharge. Relax, meditate, color, and enjoy tea. In addition to these stress relievers, two sessions will be offered in room 043:

Thursday, April 28, 3 pm
Guided Body Scan for stress relief and focus
(Dr. Meghan Slining)

Friday, April 29, 3 pm
Mindful movement for relaxation
(Dr. Min-Ken Liao)

Happy Dins Day!

IMG_3616Dins Day

Message from the Director of Libraries, Janis M. Bandelin:

While at Furman, you studied and socialized in the library. On the last day of class, you may have even indulged in a Furman tradition – frolicking in the Duke Library fountain!

I encourage you to participate in Dins Day 2016! Wear your purple! Celebrate Furman! And, when you receive the official Dins Day e-mail on April 26, please consider making a gift to The Friends of the Furman University Libraries. Special programs sponsored by the Friends contribute to the intellectual growth of our students and are cultivating a community of passionate learners and scholars. Your support is appreciated!


Up All Night in the Science Library

Up All Night In the Science Library

Anytime is the right time to study in the Sanders Science Library during finals week. We’ll be open all night before exam days, so come on over when you need that perfect place to review for exams or finish up term papers. And, as always, the snack fairy arrives at midnight!

Sanders Science Library Exam Week Hours:
Monday, April 25           8:30 am – Midnight
Tuesday, April 26          8:30 am – Midnight
Wednesday, April 27     8:30 am – Midnight
Thursday, April 28         OPEN 24 HOURS
Friday, April 29              Midnight – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 30         10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 1              1:00 pm – Midnight
Monday, May 2              OPEN 24 HOURS
Tuesday, May 3             OPEN 24 HOURS
Wednesday, May 4        Midnight – 4:30 pm

James B. Duke Library Exam Week Hours:
Monday, April 25          8:00 am – 2:00 am
Tuesday, April 26         8:00 am – 2:00 am
Wednesday, April 27     8:00 am – 2:00 am
Thursday, April 28         8:00 am – 2:00 am
Friday, April 29              8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 30         10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 1              10:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday, May 2              8:00 am – 2:00 am
Tuesday, May 3             8:00 am – 2:00 am
Wednesday, May 4       8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Maxwell Music Library Exam Week Hours
Monday, April 25            8:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday, April 26           8:00 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday, April 27     8:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday, April 28         8:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday, April 29              8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 30         10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 1              1:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday, May 2             8:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday, May 3            8:00 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday, May 4       8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Southern Scholarship Recipients

Jessica Bitter

Jessica Bitter – 2015 Ethel Carlisle Southern Scholarship Recipient

The 2015 Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship recipients are Jessica Bitter and Joshua Greer. 

Both Jessica and Joshua were Music majors. Jessica, Class of ’13, has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Joshua, Class of ’12, a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Jessica will enroll in the Masters of Library and Information Science program at the University of Denver in the fall. Joshua (who was a library student assistant during his time at Furman), is working on his Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.

On Display: Whistleblowers!


Currently on display in the James B. Duke Library is a selection of interesting books about whistleblowers. Titles include:

After SnowdenSecretsSecret ManSecrets and LeaksWhistleblower LawWikileaks FilesErin BrockovichNo One Would ListenHacker, HoaxerThe InformantState of WarDeep StateIt's Our Turn to EatPassion of Bradley ManningNo Place to HideWikileaksThe Shadow FactoryAll the President's MenThey Know EverythingCivil Action