Borrow Items

The Duke Alumni Card provides borrowing privileges to the following libraries:

For access, please bring your Duke Alumni Card to the circulation desk at Perkins Library.

PLEASE NOTE: Materials may not be removed from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, but visitors can view materials in the Rubenstein  reading room .

Other Resources

Duke alumni have access to many of the services used by students, such as:

Friends of the Duke University Libraries

  • Learn more about Friends of the Duke University Libraries, an association of alumni, faculty, staff and other bibliophiles who are dedicated to promoting the interests of the Duke University Libraries.

Access Online Databases

Duke University Libraries provides access to online databases for all alumni. Alumni must first register with the Duke Alumni Directory.

Access Databases

American Culture

  • Everyday Life & Women in America, 1800–1920
  • Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950–1975
  • The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960–1974

Business/Economics

  • Business Expert Press

Citation Management

  • RefWorks

Dance

  • Dance in Video

Drama

  • Asian American Drama
  • Audio Drama: The LA Theatre Works Collection
  • Black Drama: 1850–Present
  • Filmakers Library Online
  • Theatre in Video

Exploration

  • Empire Online
  • Medieval Travel Writing

Historical Journals & Newspapers

  • Eighteenth Century Journals
  • Harper's Weekly, 1857–1912

History

  • First World War: Personal Experiences
  • Literary Manuscripts: Victorian Manuscripts
  • Medieval Family Life
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490–2007

Humanities

  • Black Short Fiction and Folklore
  • Black Thought and Culture

International

  • China: Culture and Society
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793–1980
  • Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839–1969
  • Foreign Office Files for China, 1949–1980
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • India, Raj and Empire
  • Meiji Japan

Interdisciplinary & General Resources

  • EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • In The First Person
  • JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
  • ProQuest ABI INform Complete
  • University Press Scholarship Online

Judaica

  • Jewish Life in America, 1654–1954

Latino Studies

  • Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama and Fiction

Music

  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Music Online
  • Smithsonian Global Sound

Religion

  • ATLA
  • ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
  • Digital Karl Barth Library
  • Digital Library of Classical Protestant Texts

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology Online
  • Ethnographic Video Online
  • Social History
  • London Low Life
  • Mass Observation Online
  • Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment
  • Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries

US History

  • American West
  • Virginia Company Archives
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
  • American History in Video
  • North American Immigrant Letters and Diaries
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000

Video

  • Academic Video Online