Library Council

What the Library Council Means to You

Students, faculty and university staff have a voice in the affairs of the Duke University Libraries system through the Library Council.

Members of the Library Council:

  • act on behalf of the Duke community by bringing issues to the library administration
  • work with library administration on ideas and proposals to improve library services
  • listen to your comments, compliments, complaints and suggestions. See "Ask Us a Question" at the bottom of this page for contact information.

Our Purpose

The Library Council exercises general supervision over matters of policy in the Duke University Libraries system. It endorses and reviews the Libraries' annual budget and advises the University Librarian, as requested, concerning expenditures of additional funds.

Our History & Membership

  • Established on June 7, 1928 by Duke faculty
  • Led by Provost beginning in 1980
  • Retains at least 24 members, most of whom are faculty
  • Provost appoints library staff, a graduate student and an undergraduate student serve on the Library Council

Library Council Minutes

Members of the Duke University community and the Library Advisory Board have online access to  Library Council meeting minutes .

Ask Us a Question

Email Katryna Robinson at or call (919) 660-5807 .