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New Director of Libraries

The Furman Libraries would like to introduce our new Director of Libraries Dr. Caroline Mills! If she looks familiar, that’s because Dr. Mills has worked in the Furman Libraries since 2008, first as the Access Services and Instruction Librarian, and then, starting in 2012, as the Assistant Director for Collection Services. Since the retirement of […]

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 Celebrate DinsDay

Furman Library benefactor, Charlie Peace, celebrates #DinsDay with his friends in the Furman Libraries.

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 […]

Students Must Be Silent In The Libraries

April Fools!! You do not have to be silent to use the libraries at Furman, but we all study differently, so it’s helpful to know where the different areas are to fit your style best. James B. Duke Library “Front of the House” – The Rinker Research Commons when you first walk in, and the […]

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 […]

Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Copernicus’ Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began Before we began to explore the vastness of our universe with daring missions like launching a billionaire’s mid-sized sedan into space, or attempting to communicate with extraterrestrial beings through artistic images of a balding man blankly consuming a bagel, Europeans sat mostly oblivious to the vastness around them. […]

Overlooked No More

Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries, capturing the lives and legacies of people who have influenced the world in which we live. But many important figures were left out. These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times – until now. Their stories have been […]

Raging Against Aging

A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights aging and longevity. Titles include: Chips, clones, and living beyond 100 : how far will the biosciences take us? Ending aging : the rejuvenation breakthroughs that could reverse human aging in our lifetime  Long for this world : the strange science of immortality The long tomorrow […]