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Circulation Services

Bridges Students

Furman University's Bridges to a Brighter Future students may use the Furman University Libraries while enrolled in the program. Bridges students are welcome to borrow from the James B. Duke Library and may use Maxwell Music Library, Sanders Science Library, and Furman's Special Collections for research.

Borrowing Books & Media (Bridges students)

A library account will be created for each Bridges student so that they may check out materials. Some library materials, such as bound periodicals and reference books, circulate only with permission from a library employee. Other items, such as current periodicals and rare books, do not circulate under any circumstances. 

Due Dates

Loan periods  
books 2 weeks
leisure books 2 weeks
media 1 week

​Bridges patrons may borrow up to 3 items at one time.

Overdues and Fines

Bridges students are expected to return all borrowed materials at the end of their residential program. Students who do not return items at that time may be billed for the estimated cost of the item plus a $15.00 replacement processing fee. Students who do not return items or pay fines or charges incurred may be barred from checking out additional items.

Fines may be paid in cash or check at the James B Duke Library on campus or mailed to Furman University marked Attention: Library - Circulation.