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Current Availability of Library Services




Access to the Libraries Starting August 3rd, 2020 The James B. Duke Library will be open ONLY to students, staff, and faculty with Palacard swipe access starting Monday, August 3rd. Open swipe hours will be from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday until the start of the semester. The Maxwell Music Library and Sanders Science Library remain closed. 
Check-out of physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) Limited Availability

The Duke Library stacks will be open and available to browse starting August 3rd, 2020.

We can scan some segments of books and periodicals for students, faculty, and staff working remotely. Please see Scan and Deliver.

Research Assistance help Yes Use CHAT IS ONLINE button at the top of the web page, text your question to (864) 214-7172, or email You can also leave a voice message at (864) 294-2195.
Appointments with Librarians Yes All appointments are virtual. See MAKE A VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH A LIBRARIAN on this page.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Yes Reduced staffing both at Furman and at lending libraries, expect possible delays. Submit requests through ILLiad
PASCAL Delivers Yes Not all PASCAL lending libraries are operational, however, materials deliveries are expected to be made two days a week. Borrowing will be limited, but we anticipate the service to be more streamlined in August. PASCAL requests can be made through the catalog
Book Drop - Main Yes While the book drop on the front porch of the main library is open and currently the preferred method for returning materials, we encourage patrons to keep checked-out items until further notice.


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