Teaching with Rubenstein Library Material

Class with Rare Book

Inviting students to explore our collections and engage with history

The primary mission of the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is to provide support and instruction for students at Duke University and other area institutions. Our librarians and archivists are delighted to introduce students to rare books, manuscripts and other media — such as photographs, film and digital media — that relate to their coursework and research projects.

In addition to class presentations, we’re happy to place selected materials on reserve for students to consult for assignments. We also can supply digital images for course websites.

If you're interested in introducing your students to the Rubenstein Library's collections, please contact us.

How is the renovation affecting the Rubenstein Library?

  • Through Summer 2015, students are able to access all Rubenstein Library collection materials in our temporary location on the 3rd floor of Perkins Library
  • We have a dedicated classroom in our temporary location to host classes, complete with projection equipment and space for displaying collection materials.
  • Most of our collections are now stored at Duke's off-site repository. Therefore, students will need to request materials online at least 48 hours before they want to use them.