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The Research Commons on the first floor of the Duke Library may be used for displays from campus groups. If you are approved to host a display, you must abide by the following guidelines. You may submit an application to use display space using the Request a Research Commons Display form.


Request a Display



  • Only groups affiliated with Furman University will be approved to have displays. E.g. Furman clubs, organizations, institutes, or program of study.
  • The content of the display must respect the values of the Furman University Libraries.
  • Display requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the display.
  • Requests are reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Display spots are limited, so the earlier you submit a request, the more likely you'll be approved
  • Staff in the Library will set up the display panels based on the configuration requested in the application form 1-3 days prior to the official start of the display.
  • If changes are needed to the set-up of the display panels, DO NOT reconfigure. Please email your library contact and request changes.
  • The Library is not responsible for creating or removing display content.
  • The requestor is responsible for setting up the display within the approved time frame
  • The requestor must supply their own materials as well as their own tacks, pins, or Velcro fasteners to affix materials to the carpeted panels. Tape does not work to attach materials to the panels.
  • The requestor is responsible for taking down the display no more than 3 days after the approved timeframe.
  • Failure to set-up and/or remove the display in a timely fashion will negatively impact the ability of the requestor to have future displays approved.

Display Configurations

Three black panels set up in a triangle shapeWe typically offer two basic display configurations. Exceptions to these configurations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Triangle Display Configuration –  Three display walls are set up in a triangle configuration. This allows users to walk all the way around the display.

    The display is 80" tall, and the panels are 69" tall and 37.5" inches wide.



  1. three black panels set up in a curved shapeU-shaped Display Configuration – Three displays walls are set up in a curved u-shape. This allows users to see the entire display from a single spot.

    The display is 80" tall, and the panels are 69" tall and 37.5" inches wide.





Displays may be placed in one of three locations marked with red dots below:

A graphic view of the Research Commons area of the library with three red dots near columns

Current Displays

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