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Pop-up Study Tables and The Unplug & Recharge Zone

As we all know, during exams it’s on and poppin’ in the library and study space is at a premium.  This year we will provide additional study space with Pop-Up Study Tables on the lower level and entry level of the James B. Duke Library. The library is also providing an Unplug & Recharge Zone […]

JBD Spring Exam Hours

To help you get through final exams, the James B. Duke Library has extended its hours. Apr 24 Mon 8:00am – 2:00am Apr 25 Tue 8:00am – 2:00am Apr 26 Wed 8:00am – 2:00am Apr 27 Thu 8:00am – 2:00am Apr 28 Fri 8:00am – 8:00pm Apr 29 Sat 10:00 am – 8:00pm Apr 30 Sun 10:00 am – 2:00am May 1 Mon 8:00am – 2:00am May 2 Tue 8:00am – 2:00am May […]

Dr. Desmond’s Book

Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City The Furman Sociology Department sponsored a lecture by Matthew Desmond (PhD, Harvard) on April 19. Dr. Desmond discussed his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond’s research addresses the significant challenges faced by low income families in urban areas simply trying to find a […]

Films on Demand

You know that the Libraries gives our campus access to streaming documentaries and films, right? You know that you can watch them in class or on your computer, your iPad, or your phone, right? You know that you can embed clips of them into Power Points or into Moodle, right? You know that you can […]

Art Slide Library

For decades, art students were introduced to famous artwork through in-class slide presentations. Slides are small squares of color film suspended in a cardboard frame. Professors could build an entire slide show for a class by inserting individual slides into cartridges or carousels (pictured right). It was a fairly common practice for a college or […]

Library Cafe Naming Contest

Coming Soon The 24-Hour Study Room will be converted to a cafe over the summer of 2017, just in time for fall classes. Vendors will include Due South Coffee, Upcountry Provisions, and Greenfield’s Bagels and Deli. We need your help to pick a name! Submit your ideas here. The contributor of the winning name will […]

The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 […]

Winner! Scholar of the Month!

Congratulations to Austin (’18)!  He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Austin wins a private, upgraded study room in the library for the month of April through the last day of exams (May 3rd). Perks of the Scholar of the Month room include: floor to ceiling dry […]

Plastic China CLP: 4/4

Chinese independent documentary director Jiu-Liang Wang first gained international attention with his film, Beijing Besieged by Waste, which traveled the international film festival circuit and created changes to the landfill policies in the area surrounding China’s capital. His second film, Plastic China, has caused quite a controversy in China, though the film has still obtained […]

Artstor Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and Artstor Digital Library is celebrating women who shaped the political and social landscape of America by highlighting The Schlesinger History of Women in America, an expansive photographic collection from the archives of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at Harvard University. Documenting American women’s experiences from the 1840s through […]