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Libraries Closed Memorial Day Weekend

WWI Doughboy statue with flags

All three Furman Libraries will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day weekend.


Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to a senior or a Furman graduate who has been accepted into, or is enrolled in, an American Library Association accredited graduate program. Learn more about the Scholarship.

Raven Lynette Miller

Raven Lynette MillerRaven was a Bachelor of Arts Urban Studies major (’12). She is currently enrolled in The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University. She is working towards a job in a public library as a children’s librarian or as a school media specialist.

Elizabeth Holleman

Elizabeth HollemanElizabeth was an English major (’11).  She is currently enrolled in the USC School of Library and Information Science.  She is interested in working as a media specialist in the public school system in South Carolina.  She is pursuing a MLIS degree and School Library Certificate.

Vivian Tompkins

Vivan TompkinsVivian was a Bachelor of Arts Music major (’17).  She has been accepted into the Master of Science in Information program at the University of Michigan, Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Syracuse University and the Master of Library and Information Science at the  University of Maryland.  She has worked in a variety of Furman library settings including a Furman Advantage Summer Research Fellow with Patricia Sasser.  Within the broader field of music librarianship, she would like to work as a digital humanities specialist in a special collection or an archive.

Interim and MayX Hours

Our Spring interim and MayX hours are as follows:

Music Library Hours

Please check hours on Music Library website.

Science Library Hours

Please check hours on Science Library website.

Duke Library Hours

Hours are summarized below. For complete information check hours on Duke Library website.

May 8 – 14
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: 1pm – 5pm

May 15 – Jun 4
Mon – Fri: 8am – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 1pm – 5pm

May 25 – CLOSED
May 27 – CLOSED

Library Cafe Closed for Summer

Superman asks Batman "How can you start the day without coffee?" Batman says "I'm Batman"

The Library Cafe (TLC) in the Duke Library is closed from May 13 – August 19, 2019.

For those craving a hot beverage and warm breakfast pastry or sandwich, the Barnes & Noble cafe in the Trone Student Center will remain open on summer hours.

Barnes & Noble Cafe Summer Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm
  • Sat: 10am – 3pm
  • Sun: Closed



New Books from our Librarians

Two of Furman’s librarians have recently co-edited new books.

Cover of the book "Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library"Recipes for Mindfulness in Your Library: Supporting Resilience and Community Engagement

Co-edited by Jenny Colvin, Assistant Director for Outreach Services, and published by the American Library Association. The book explores a wide range of approaches that demonstrate how librarians have integrated mindfulness into their daily work life.


Cover of the book "In Dogs We Trust"In Dogs We Trust: An Anthology of American Dog Literature

Co-edited by Jeff Makala, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, and published by the University of South Carolina Press. The book celebrates canines through stories, anecdotes, and poetry from the 19th to the early 20th century

The Origins of May Day

Did you ever wonder about the origins of May Day? The National Museum of American History offers a fascinating look into the origin of the holiday in this 2 part blog article:

At one point, they note “The resurgence of May Day traditions began in the 1870s on women’s college campuses, where the children of wealthy families donned white outfits, [and] danced traditional folk dances”. Such was the case at Greenville Woman’s College. May Day pageants featuring queens, courts, and ladies in white outfits were a common tradition from the 1920s through the 1950s. The Furman Historical Images digital collection offers a small selection of May Day Photographs. View all May Day photographs here

Women standing in a circle twirling ribbons around a May pole

The 1930 May Day celebrations. On the left is the May Queen and her full court. In the center is the May Pole and the May Pole dancers.




Libraries Celebrate DinsDay

Library employees in DinsDay t-shirts pose with bust of Charlie Peace

Furman Library benefactor, Charlie Peace, celebrates #DinsDay with his friends in the Furman Libraries.

Language Personality Quiz

Mango Languages is an online language learning resource freely available to all Furman students, faculty, and staff. Find it in the All Databases list.

Whether you’re an adventure-hungry explorer with a knack for grammar, or a creative who loves high fashion, there is a language out there for you!

The goal of learning a new language is a noble one, but choosing the right language to learn is also important! It helps boost your internal motivation (you know, that thing that keeps you up studying verb conjugations before bed when you’d much rather be asleep, or checking Instagram just one last time). But with almost 7,000 languages out there, the choice can be a little paralyzing. No need to worry – Mango’s got your back with a fast, fun, and (maybe) accurate language personality quiz to point you in the right direction.

So, go ahead — take our quiz below to see which language is destined to be your own personal lingua franca. (If you aren’t sure about a question, just go with your gut feeling!)

ILL and PASCAL Deadlines

Classes end April 30th!

4/22/19 – the last day to submit Interlibrary Loan requests for books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music scores

4/30/19 – the last day to submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles

These deadlines apply only to those items needed before the end of Spring term. Requests submitted after these deadlines will be addressed on a case by case basis.

The book deadline applies only to books ordered through Interlibrary Loan. Books may be ordered via PASCAL Delivers until the end of the term.

If you are in a pinch, PASCAL Delivers, PASCAL Visiting Patron or PASCAL PickUp Anywhere could be helpful. Please see our PASCAL page for more information.