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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 […]

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. […]

Meet the Scholar of the Month!

Congratulations to Dipendra Parajuli (’19)! He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Dipendra wins a private study room in the library for the month of April through the last day of exams (May 8). Perks of the private study room: • floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall […]

Poetry Reading CLP

Rosko’s work is formally innovative and thematically relevant to life in 2019 America. Her newest poetry collection, Weather Inventions, captures an enduring sense of wonder in the face of nature alongside the scientific impulse to observe and measure. Rosko will join us from Charleston, where she is Associate Professor and M.F.A. Director at the College […]

Picturing Nature

Art has long been incredibly important to the development of science. The current exhibit in the Sanders Science Library, “Picturing Nature: The History of Scientific Illustration,” highlights a sampling of the books in our collection that chronicle the history of anatomical sketches, botanical paintings, and biological drawings. The Art of Natural History: Illustrated Treatises and […]

Interactive Books on Display

Recent Acquisitions in Book Arts, Fine Printing, and Artists’ Books Special Collections and Archives have always been interested in the form of the book as a physical object and the ways in which authors, publishers, artists, and printers collaborate to create printed works, in large and small quantities. Artists’ books use the form of the […]

Meet the Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to Miles Hauser ’19! He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Miles wins a private study room in the library for the month of March. Perks of the private study room: • floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall • large study table with 4 chairs • super-duper […]

88 Keys: A Grand Obsession

Visit the Maxwell Music Library to see the latest display called “88 Keys: A Grand Obsession.”  Titles include: Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand – In this captivating narrative, James Barron of The New York Times tells the story of one Steinway piano, from raw lumber to finished instrument. Barron follows that brand-new piano-known […]

The Sun Does Shine – CLP

An Evening with Anthony Ray Hinton Date:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm Location:  McAlister Auditorium Reserve a Seat Anthony Ray Hinton  spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Wrongly convicted in the state of Alabama for two capital murders with erroneous evidence and inadequate representation, Hinton was eventually exonerated […]

Win a private study room!

The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends.  Perks include: exclusive access to the upgraded study room for one month (think of it as your own office in the library for the month of March) comfy lounge chair large study table with 4 chairs bookcase to […]