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Help Shape Your University Library: Join LSAG

The Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) is a group of students who: give the Library feedback when we need a student perspective; serve as a focus group for discussion of library issues; bring student needs and concerns to the Library’s attention and participate in discussions on how to respond to these needs (advocating for students); help bring Library […]

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 […]

Intelligence Squared Debates

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. is a debate series working to restore civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive public discourse to today’s media landscape. Founded in 2006, Intelligence Squared U.S. addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics. The series is based on the traditional Oxford-style debate […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The library is the academic heart of the university. Happy Valentine’s Day from your library faculty and staff!

The Sun Does Shine Reading Group

Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row after being wrongfully convicted, will speak at Furman on February 27th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. In preparation for his arrival, The Furman Prison Education Partnership (FPEP) will lead a reading group discussion on his memoir, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death […]

We Got You!

As you all head home for the holiday break, we wanted to make you aware of some electronic resources you might not know. Don’t let the word “database” scare you off! MUSIC? We got you – Naxos Music Library – it’s one of the world’s largest music databases. Classical, Traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, even Pop & […]

In Memory of Stan Lee

In Memory of Stan Lee “An entire generation of young readers expanded and strengthened their vocabulary and knowledge through Stan’s stories.” – “Marvel and Disney Remember Stan Lee” “Mr. Lee’s unwavering energy suggested that he possessed superpowers himself…. And the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledged as much when it awarded him a National Medal […]

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 Those […]

Consumptive Chic

CONSUMPTIVE CHIC: A HISTORY OF BEAUTY, FASHION, AND DISEASE Dr. Carolyn A. Day Long before “heroin chic” made headlines, the emaciated figure and feverish flush associated with tuberculosis victims were admired as beautiful. As the disease spread throughout Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in beauty […]

A/C and a Microwave!

Are you on campus doing research or taking classes this summer and need a cool place to eat your lunch?  If so, stop by the Library Café. While the café is not open for service, the space is open for use!  Besides a microwave to warm your lunch, you’ll find the vending machines and the […]