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Frequently Requested Materials

What are some of the most frequently requested materials in Special Collections and Archives? University Course Catalogs  The University Archives maintains a complete run of catalogs for Furman University, which contain descriptions of all courses offered at Furman from 1852 to present. An incomplete run of catalogs for the Greenville Woman’s College begins in 1857. All […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

Meet Our Summer Intern

Gabriel Fresa (’18) is a Religion major and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Minor who will be working as the Furman Libraries intern for summer 2018. He has worked as an ILL assistant since 2016 and is eager to learn more about the community aspect inherent in the library work environment as well as electronic […]

The History of Swan Lake

Swan Lake is perhaps one of Furman University’s most iconic and relaxing features. On a beautiful day such as today, it is common to see folks from campus and the greater Greenville community walking, biking, or relaxing lakeside. The lake itself is not a natural occurrence. It came into being in the mid-1950s when the […]

To Furman!

The following poem was published in the first edition of the Furman yearbook, Bonhomie (1901). The poem is entitled “To Furman” and was written by Samuel Marion Wolfe, who graduated from Furman University in 1903, and went on to become the attorney general of South Carolina (1918-1924). To Furman Grave child of destiny, of penury […]

Light your FUSE!

The Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE) is an open access collection of scholarly, research, and creative works produced by faculty, students, staff, and other members of the Furman community. FUSE is administered by the Furman University Libraries in cooperation with individual departments and academic units of the University. FUSE collects the varied and diverse scholarly […]

Upstate Digital Collections

Clemson and Furman Partner to Host Upstate Digital Collections  The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is the organization responsible for providing a single point of access to digital collections across the state. Since its founding, over a decade ago, Clemson University has provided resources, scanning, and collection building services to all SCDL cultural heritage institutions in the Upstate. Until recently, […]

Easter Break Hours

Mar 29   Thursday   8:00 am – 5:00 pm Mar 30   Friday   CLOSED Mar 31   Saturday   CLOSED Apr 1   Sunday   CLOSED Apr 2   Monday   10:00 am – 1:00 am As Americans prepare for Easter with egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and the ubiquitous marshmallow chicks, other countries around the world are engaging […]

Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest Winners

In October 2017, the Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities launched the Furman Student Diversity Photography Contest. They sought digital photographs that represented what diversity and inclusion looked like to Furman students. In addition to the photographs, students were asked to submit a brief description that told the story of the photograph. Staff and […]