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Open Access Week

What is open access? Open access refers to scholarly journals, textbooks, and data that are not hidden behind a paywall blocking students and researchers from accessing them for academic and research purposes. The purpose of Open Access Week is to raise awareness of the importance of having free access to information and to encourage libraries, […]

Libraries closing at noon 8/16 for retreat

All Furman University Libraries will be closing at noon on Friday, 8/16, to participate in a retreat.  James B. Duke Library will reopen on Saturday, 8/17, at 1:00pm.

Former Library Student Challenges NCAA scores

Are the NCAA’s APR Scores Fair? That’s a question posed by Monique Ositelu a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America in her recent opinion piece in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Nearly a decade ago Monique was a Furman student, a standout performer in Furman’s track and cross country, and […]

Researchers Use Heller Collection

Andrew Baker (a Ph.D. candidate at Auburn University) and Jess Foster ’20 (a history major at Furman) are spending their summers in Furman’s Special Collections and Archives conducting research with the papers of Max Heller, former mayor of Greenville. Read more about their work in this article on the Furman news site. Researchers are always […]

Unwanted books? Donate here!

We have a donation box for Greenville Literacy for the next few months, right as you walk into the James B Duke Library. This is a great time of year to weed your bookshelves and donate to a good cause! The 2019 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Booksale will take place August 9-11 at […]

50 Years Since Stonewall Riots

June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots Written by Robyn Andrews In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. the raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police […]

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 […]

Try our Audio Recording Studio

The Audio Recording Studio in the James B. Duke Library is open and available for reservation this summer! The Audio Recording Studio is a sound-insulated room located on the lower level of the library near the IT Service Center, and is equipped with a microphone and a laptop computer with Camtasia and Audacity installed. Faculty, […]

Libraries Closed Memorial Day Weekend

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

Scholarship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to a senior or a Furman graduate who has been accepted into, or is enrolled in, an American Library Association accredited graduate program. Learn more about the Scholarship. Raven Lynette Miller Raven was a Bachelor of Arts Urban […]