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Let’s no one get hurt

Asymmetry

Daphne : a novel

  

Time to learn a new language!

Time to learn a new language with Mango Languages!  Mango Languages uses common, everyday conversations as the basis of each lesson, so you can start using and appreciating what you learn right away. Mango’s methodology includes all four key-language components (vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture) and integrates memory building and critical-thinking exercises to help you remember and adapt what you learn.

Mango makes language learning exciting as you track your progress and learn on the go with Mango’s mobile apps for iPhone and Android!  Mango includes courses for the world’s most popular and widely used languages, and serves about 90 percent of the world’s language learning needs. Mango also provides multiple English As a Second Language courses, each designed for a specific native language.

Mango Languages can be accessed from the library’s All Databases list. Furman students, faculty, and staff – create a free Mango account using your Furman email address.

72 languages. Pick one and conquer the world.

Borrow an iPad

Check it out!

iPads are available for checkout for current students, faculty, and staff.  The check-out period for electronic devices is 2 weeks, with a 2 week renewal if no one is on the waiting list.  You must have your own iTunes account in order to use the iPad.  If you don’t currently have an iTunes account, you will have to create one.  Just follow this link.

Once you create an iTunes account, connect the iPad to the computer where you just installed iTunes and the iPad should do the rest.  You are responsible for the replacement cost of the iPad should it be lost, stolen, or damaged.  The replacement cost is $750.00.  Electronic devices need to be returned to the Circulation Desk, not dropped in the outside or interior bookdrop locations.

Questions?  Contact Robyn Andrews or Jimmy Quinn at (864) 294-2264.

4th of July Hours

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the James B. Duke Library will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd and will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8:00 am.

The full text of the Declaration of Independence can be found online via the library’s catalog.  Published by the Government Printing Office, this electronic government document includes the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence (beginning on p. 35).

Trumplandia

Furman Education Professor Paul Thomas has published a new book, Trumplandia: Unmasking Post-Truth America. Dr. Thomas’ book was featured in a Furman News article last March.

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 practices and dress.

While medical writers believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Day, who joined the Furman faculty in 2012, teaches courses in British and European history as well as the history of medicine.

from the Spring 2018 issue of the Furman Magazine, by Jen Bobo

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 Kuerig coffee kiosk stocked.  The four computers and printer/copier are up and running and lockers are still available for reservation.  And don’t forget to stop by to fill your water bottle – it’s important to stay hydrated!

Enjoy TLC, even in the off-season. Use your Palacard to swipe in after hours.

   

  

Summer Orientation Hours

Library hours during Summer O are as follows:

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Electric Scooter for Library Access

View the University’s accessible parking area map.

Need automotive access to the library circle due to a disability? Please complete this form and submit it to the Furman University Police Department.

Electric Scooter for Library Access

A single-seat electric scooter is available to aid people who would like to access the library. This is a free service offered to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a permanent or temporary mobility impairment. The scooter may be obtained from the Furman University Police Department, located on the bottom floor of Hipp Hall (handicap parking is available in the Hipp Hall lot). Persons borrowing the scooter must show valid ID and sign a release of liability. The scooter is available on a first come, first served basis, so please call 864-294-2000 to confirm availability. For more information, visit the University’s “accessible parking and getting around on campus” webpage.