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Parking and Location Maps

Special Collections and Archives is located on the second floor of James B. Duke Library. There is no parking lot adjacent to the library. All visitors from off-campus can park for free in any designated visitor space in several parking lots that are each roughly a two-block walk from the front door of the library, including handicapped spaces.

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

If you have limited mobility and/or a handicapped permit, we recommend reading this information before your arrival to campus:

Closest Handicapped Parking

  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.

Borrow the Mobility Scooter

If you parked in one of the Chapel Lots, the Chapel has a single-seat electric mobility scooter available for loan.

  • This is a free service offered to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a permanent or temporary mobility impairment.
  • Please call 864-294-2133 to make a reservation or check availability.
  • Please enter the lower level of the Chapel to borrow the scooter.
  • You must sign the release of liability.
  • A photocopy of borrower’s driver’s license will be made and kept in an electronic file. 
  • There is no time limit for use, but the scooter must be returned by 4:00pm during regular business hours. 

Ride the Furman Shuttle

NOTE: The Furman Shuttle does not run in the summer

If you parked in the Chapel Lots, you may catch a ride on the SafeRide shuttle:

  • The shuttle runs from 7:30am - 11:30am, 1:30pm - 4:30pm, and 7:00pm - 1:00am
  • While in service, the shuttle makes stops every 15 minutes at the following locations: The Chapel, the Physical Activity Center (PAC), the Duke Library, the Dining Hall, and Building J of North Village.
  • If you need to know the location of the Furman shuttle, call them at: 863-772-0007 or download the LiveSafe app
  • Call the Furman Office of Public Safety with questions: 864-294-2111