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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: May Day: America’s traditional, radical, complicated holiday, Part 1 May Day: America’s traditional, radical, complicated holiday, Part 2 At one point, they note […]

Libraries Celebrate DinsDay

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 […]

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 […]

How to Behave

A group of courtesy books and etiquette manuals to add to our growing collection in Special Collections and Archives. Hints on Etiquette (1924) The Correct Thing in Good Society (1902) The Ladies’ Hand-book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness A Manual of Etiquette for Gentlemen: Or, True Principles of Politeness (1859) The Etiquette of Love, […]

Calling all bibliophiles!

Our Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Dr. Jeff Makala,  will host a show and tell highlighting recent acquisitions. 60s & 70s counterculture materials feminist comix contemporary queer zines 17th century emblem book 18th century French book printed entirely in red ink Dr. Makala will also answer questions about how and why he acquires materials […]

Easter Break Hours

Easter Break Hours for the James B. Duke Library April 18 Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm April 19 Friday CLOSED April 20 Saturday CLOSED April 21 Sunday CLOSED April 22 Monday 10:00 am – 1:00 am   Should Easter Break be longer? Students were asked this question for the April 12, 1985 issue of […]

Need a quiet spot for an interview?

The James B. Duke Library now has an audio recording studio co-sponsored by Furman Libraries and Information Technology Services. The Audio Recording Studio is a sound-insulated room located on the lower level of the library near the IT Service Center. The room is equipped with a microphone and a laptop computer with Camtasia and Audacity installed. […]

Textbooks on Reserve

Textbooks are expensive for our students, and we want to help. This spring, we purchased select textbooks and put them on reserve in the Libraries for student use. According to current studies, the average student at a private university spends more than $1,200 per year for textbooks. From what we’ve heard from students, Furman is […]

Revealing the Forgotten

Finding forgotten cities : how the Indus civilization was discovered  Just a century ago, scholars believed that civilization in the Indus Valley began three thousand years ago during the Vedic Age. But in the autumn of 1924, John Marshall made an announcement that rocked the understanding of the ancient world and pushed back the boundaries […]