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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 […]

Spring Break Hours

March 2           Saturday         1pm – 5pm March 3           Sunday           1pm – 5pm March 4           Monday           9am – 5pm March 5           Tuesday          9am – 5pm March 6           Wednesday     9am – 5pm March 7           Thursday         9am – 5pm March 8           Friday              9am – 5pm March 9           Saturday         […]

Meet the Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to Miles Hauser ’19! He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Miles wins a private study room in the library for the month of March. Perks of the private study room: • floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall • large study table with 4 chairs • super-duper […]

Extended Hours During Midterms

To help you get through midterms, the James B. Duke Library has extended its hours. Feb 24   Sun   10:00am – 2:00am Feb 25   Mon   8:00am – 2:00am Feb 26   Tue    8:00am – 2:00am Feb 27   Wed   8:00am – 2:00am Feb 28   Thu    8:00am – 2:00am

Win a private study room!

The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends.  Perks include: exclusive access to the upgraded study room for one month (think of it as your own office in the library for the month of March) comfy lounge chair large study table with 4 chairs bookcase to […]

Reserve a Group Study Room

Six group study rooms on the first floor of the James B. Duke Library are available for reservation: 111, 112, 113, 118, 119, and 120.  You can reserve these study rooms up to two weeks in advance and for up to three hours per week. To reserve a group study room, go to libcal.furman.edu/booking/studyroom. Those […]

Summer Research & Creative Fellowships

Special Collections and Archives Research and Creative Fellowships Summer 2019 Sponsored by Carolyn ’67 and Joseph ’68 Warden For the third year in a row, Special Collections and Archives will offer two 10-week summer fellowships for Furman undergraduates. These competitive fellowships will allow students to perform original research using materials in Special Collections and Archives […]

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Copernicus’ Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began Before we began to explore the vastness of our universe with daring missions like launching a billionaire’s mid-sized sedan into space, or attempting to communicate with extraterrestrial beings through artistic images of a balding man blankly consuming a bagel, Europeans sat mostly oblivious to the vastness around them. […]

Overlooked No More

Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries, capturing the lives and legacies of people who have influenced the world in which we live. But many important figures were left out. These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times – until now. Their stories have been […]

Is your FU upside down?

The Chinese character 福, fu (pronounced “foo”), means ‘good fortune.’ A popular custom during Chinese New Year is to hang the character upside down as a play on words. The word for “upside down” is a homophone of “to arrive” in nearly all forms of Chinese. This pun means that good fortune is arriving! One of the […]