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FUL Student Assistant Guide

This guide is intended to be a resource for library student assistants of the James B Duke, Maxwell Music and Sanders Science libraries at Furman University.

Yes, there's wireless printing!


ITS Self Help Page - answers a LOT of ITS related questions

Library Places to Know

You'll get a lot of questions in the Main Library. Here are some answers:

  • Special Collections and Archives is on the second floor to the left.
  • Library Director (Administration) is on the second floor to the right.
  • The Pitts Room is on the second floor. It has pretty stained glass.
  • The Haynesworth Room is on the main floor, directly behind the movable shelves of books with call number N.
  • Classrooms 041 and 043 are on the lower level around the right of the elevator.
  • The Digital Collections Center is on the lower level, across from the IT Service Desk.

Who are the neighbors in our neighborhood?

There are other departments in the Main Library besides, well, the Library:

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is on the lower level, across from the elevator. This department also includes Academic Assistance, and Tutoring (to be a paid tutor or to receive tutoring assistance.)

The IT Service Desk (Help Desk) is on the lower level, to the right when exiting the elevator. The Help Desk is also where we get toner for the printers and return used toner cartridges!

The Writing and Media Lab is on the lower level, directly across from the elevator. 

The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection is on the lower level, past the classrooms, on the left.

The offices of Pre-Professional Advising is on the lower level, past the classrooms, on the left, past the Cothran Center.

What do these words mean?

  • BOUND periodicals - these are prior year periodicals that are located on the lower level of the main library, to the left, in the movable shelving.
  • CURRENT periodicals - those are periodicals/journals/magazines that are for the current year. They are located in the main library, to the right of the Circulation Desk if you are facing the desk.
  • IN-PROCESS - this is an item that is in the Cataloging department waiting to be processed. These items can be requested by patrons. You should get the item name and the name of the patron and give the information to the supervisor on duty.
  • MEDIA - Media consists of DVDs, audiobooks and spoken word albums. This collection is located at the back of Current periodicals.
  • ON HOLD (or + 1 hold) - if you look in the catalog and see this status, the item is 'on hold' for a patron. This means that someone is waiting for it. If someone has the item checked out, they can not renew it and it must be returned. If someone wants to check it out, it lets them know someone else is already waiting for the item and they will be next in line.
  • RESERVES - these are items that are placed on reserve for a semester by a faculty member. They are located behind the Circulation Desk at each of the library branches. They have a limited circulation, noted on the reserve label on the item and are shelved in the RESERVES section until they are no longer on reserve.