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Libraries Closed June 6-9

The Libraries will be closed from noon on June 6th through the end of the day on June 9th for our annual “Bugs & Rugs”, closure. During this time, our buildings undergo routine fumigation and steam carpet cleaning. You can still access the Libraries databases and other online resources during the closure including this lovely […]

Furman Recitals Now Online

For the first time ever, Furman Music students and faculty can listen to their recitals and concerts online. The Furman Music Department Recitals and Concerts online collection replaces the recitals/concerts CDs that were available for check-out in the Music Library. The online collection is available on-campus, but it is only accessible off-campus with a current […]

Libraries Closed Memorial Day Weekend

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Furman University and the Great War

Special Collections & Archives and the Digital Collections Center are proud to present the newest digital collection: Furman University and the Great War which illustrates how World War I impacted Furman students and the Furman family. The collection is small and is expected to keep growing. Currently you can find letters, public records, and images related […]

Joseph Vaughn Event: Jan. 29

FURMAN TO HONOR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT WITH JOSEPH VAUGHN EVENT from Furman News, by Ron Wagner ’93, Senior Writer A black-and-white picture of Joseph Vaughn ’68 standing on the stairs in front of the James B. Duke Library, books in his left hand, eyes facing forward, is an iconic representation of desegregation at Furman. Vaughn became the […]

Slacks Allowed in JBD on Saturdays

The newly updated Furman Student Newspapers Collection is now online. The collection includes scans of the print newspapers from 1916 through April 2018. A huge thank you to the Digital Collections Center staff and student assistants who made this collection a reality. The new scans, better OCR, and improved metadata really improve the usability of this […]

Fall Exam Hours

You’re almost at the finish line! To help you get through finals, the James B. Duke Library has extended its hours. December 9 Sunday 1pm – 10pm December 10 Monday 10am – 2am December 11 Tuesday 10am – 2am December 12 Wednesday 8am – 2am December 13 Thursday 8am – 2am December 14 Friday 8am – 8pm December 15 Saturday 10am – 8pm December 16 Sunday 10am – 2am December 17 Monday 8am – 2am December 18 Tuesday 8am – 2am December 19 Wednesday 8am – 5pm