Welcome to the Furman University Libraries, consisting of the James B Duke, Sanders Science and Maxwell Music Libraries.
Students attending South Carolina colleges and universities with library accounts in good standing are extended borrowing privileges in the Furman University libraries.
Borrowing Books - PASCAL schools
Your school-issued ID card serves as your library card, and is required for circulation transactions.
If you’re able to use PASCAL Delivers, you can check out books from Furman in person using the PASCAL Visiting Patron service. Note that Visiting Patron checkouts have different limits from PASCAL Delivers patrons; in-person patrons are limited to borrowing three items, and the loan period for these items is three weeks with one additional three week renewal allowed.
The following library materials do not circulate: bound periodicals, reference books, current periodicals, special collections items, and curriculum items.
Borrowing Books - Duke Endowment & non-PASCAL Libraries
Students attending non-PASCAL South Carolina colleges and universities, including the University Center, must present a South Carolina Statewide Borrower's Card AND a current school-issued ID to obtain borrowing privileges.
State-wide borrowing cards are obtained through your school's library.
As a Duke Endowment Library, Furman has circulation agreements with Davidson, Duke, and Johnson C. Smith. If you are a student at one of these schools, you must present your school-issued ID card in order to borrow books from Furman.
Duke Endowment Library patrons may borrow up to 20 items at one time.
Visiting students may keep most books checked out for 21 days. The circulation period for leisure books is 21 days; videos circulate for 7 days. If you need a book for longer than 21 days, you can usually renew it for an additional three weeks. If a book is on reserve for a Furman class, the loan period may be shorter.
Renewing Checked-out Items
If you need an item for longer than the normal loan period, you can renew over the phone, or in person. To see what you have checked out, when it is due, and renew online, you will need to contact your home library. To renew by phone, you can call the Main Library Circulation Desk at 294-2265, the Music Library at 294-3795, or the Science Library at 294-2455.
Note: An item may not be renewed if it has been requested by another patron. Items checked out to you may be recalled if needed by a Furman faculty member for course reserves.