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You do not have to be silent to use the libraries at Furman, but we all study differently, so it’s helpful to know where the different areas are to fit your style best.

James B. Duke Library

“Front of the House” – The Rinker Research Commons when you first walk in, and the tables near Circulation and Research Assistance are often used for collaboration and socializing. Be prepared for some noise.

“Lower Level Cave”—The Mac tables near the IT Help desk are also known for collaborative study, socializing and noise.

“Back of the House”—Study tables near book stacks, and areas near windows, and study carrels are for quiet study, both on the main and ground floors. The signs are up so feel free to ask people to keep it quiet.

Study rooms are meant for more than one person. Did you know six group study rooms on the first floor of the Duke Library are available for reservation (111, 112, 113, 118, 119, and 120)? You can reserve study rooms up to two weeks in advance. You can reserve study rooms for up to three hours per week.

Sanders Science Library

Student culture has made this the quietest library at Furman. Perfect for intense concentration! During exam time the Sanders will be open 24 hours on May 2nd, 4th and 6th!

Maxwell Music Library

Our most collaborative, social and intimate library setting. Good things happen in Maxwell but don’t go for quiet!