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The Furman Libraries welcome visitors, guests, and community members during regular business hours. Available services for visitors include: use of space, use of wireless Internet, use of resources on-site, and for library card holders, checking out materials. Visitors may also use computers during low-demand times in the semester, but they must receive a Guest Account at the IT Service Center (located in the Duke Library) in order to access the computers.

Visitors are encouraged to consult the following policies before their first visit:

Parking

Visitor parking is available in several lots on campus. See the map below for visitor parking and handicapped accessible parking near all the Libraries. If you have difficulty accessing the campus, please use this form to Report an Accessibility Barrier.

Accessible Parking - Duke Library

Red arrows showing a path from the handicapped accessible parking at Hipp Hall to the Duke LibraryIf you have limited mobility, and a handicapped permit, we recommend following these instructions for access to the Duke Library:

  1. Park in one of the handicapped parking spaces near Hipp Hall (see map).
  2. Enter the lower level of Hipp Hall through the door (to the right of the handicapped parking spaces) and follow the hallway to the end to reach the elevator.
  3. Take the elevator to the 1st floor.
  4. Exit the elevator and to your immediate right is an exit from the building.
  5. Once outside, the Duke Library will be the building directly in front of you.

If you think you might have trouble making this walk, a single-seat electric mobility scooter is available for loan. This is a free service offered to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a permanent or temporary mobility impairment.

The scooter may be obtained from the Furman University Police Department, located on the lower level of Hipp Hall. In the instructions above, you will pass the Police Department while following the hallway referenced in step 2.

Persons borrowing the scooter must show valid ID and sign a release of liability. The scooter is available on a first come, first served basis, so please call 864-294-2000 to confirm availability.

Accessible Parking - Maxwell Music Library

If you have limited mobility and a handicapped permit, there are several close parking options for accessing the Maxwell Music Library. We recommend parking in the lot directly behind McAlister Auditorium and entering the Herring Music Pavilion. The Maxwell Music Library is located inside the Pavilion.

Accessible Parking - Sanders Science Library

If you have limited mobility and a handicapped permit, we recommend you follow these instructions for access to the Sanders Science Library:

  1. Park in the South Chapel Parking Lot in one of the handicapped spaces nearest to the crosswalk.
  2. Using the crosswalk, cross over the Furman Mall and enter Plyler Hall.
  3. The Sanders Science Library is located inside Plyler Hall.

If this walk is too difficult, we recommend parking at Hipp Hall (see the instructions for accessible parking for the Duke Library), visiting the Furman University Police Department and requesting the loan of the single-seat electric mobility scooter.

Persons borrowing the scooter must show valid ID and sign a release of liability. The scooter is available on a first come, first served basis, so please call 864-294-2000 to confirm availability.