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Libraries closing at noon 8/16 for retreat

All Furman University Libraries will be closing at noon on Friday, 8/16, to participate in a retreat.  James B. Duke Library will reopen on Saturday, 8/17, at 1:00pm.

Introducing Sharon Hager

Sharon Hager is the new Collections Management and Acquisitions Assistant in the Technical Services Department of Duke Library. One of her main responsibilities is ordering new materials, which often come in as requests from faculty and staff who want or need a particular book. One of her favorite aspects of being an acquisitions assistant is […]

Former Library Student Challenges NCAA scores

Are the NCAA’s APR Scores Fair? That’s a question posed by Monique Ositelu a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America in her recent opinion piece in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Nearly a decade ago Monique was a Furman student, a standout performer in Furman’s track and cross country, and […]

Researchers Use Heller Collection

Andrew Baker (a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University) and Jess Foster ’20 (a history major at Furman) are spending their summers in Furman’s Special Collections and Archives conducting research with the papers of Max Heller, former mayor of Greenville. Read more about their work in this article on the Furman news site. Researchers are always […]

Research with Pride

This year is the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and also the year Furman added a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Major. One of our primary source databases supporting these content areas is Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 (Furman users only.) The publisher recently provided search tips for the various […]

Unwanted books? Donate here!

We have a donation box for Greenville Literacy for the next few months, right as you walk into the James B Duke Library. This is a great time of year to weed your bookshelves and donate to a good cause! The 2019 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Booksale will take place August 9-11 at […]

50 Years Since Stonewall Riots

June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots Written by Robyn Andrews In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. the raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police […]

Libraries Closed June 6-9

The Libraries will be closed from noon on June 6th through the end of the day on June 9th for our annual “Bugs & Rugs”, closure. During this time, our buildings undergo routine fumigation and steam carpet cleaning. You can still access the Libraries databases and other online resources during the closure including this lovely […]

Try our Audio Recording Studio

The Audio Recording Studio in the James B. Duke Library is open and available for reservation this summer! The Audio Recording Studio is a sound-insulated room located on the lower level of the library near the IT Service Center, and is equipped with a microphone and a laptop computer with Camtasia and Audacity installed. Faculty, […]

Furman Recitals Now Online

For the first time ever, Furman Music students and faculty can listen to their recitals and concerts online. The Furman Music Department Recitals and Concerts online collection replaces the recitals/concerts CDs that were available for check-out in the Music Library. The online collection is available on-campus, but it is only accessible off-campus with a current […]