Request Print Items

The circulation staff can retrieve materials (books or print journals) from the stacks when you request them through a catalog search. Once you locate the item in the catalog, click the "Request" link, located on the right of the screen. Please make sure to identify yourself as needing assistance in the notes field of the request form before submitting your request.

The circulation staff will attempt to retrieve books and print journals for you immediately. If they cannot, they will hold your materials at a circulation desk of your choice. 

Students, faculty and staff with disabilities may request that library staff deliver books from other Duke campus libraries or partner libraries to the library of their choice. For example, you may request that staff send a book housed at Lilly Library to Perkins Library for pickup. This service is limited to books in our circulating collection and not rare books or books on reserve. To suggest a purchase for new material, submit the Suggest a Purchase form.

Electronic Resources

If there is an electronic resource (for example, an article or book) online that you would like to access, and that item is held in Hathi Trust Digital Library, you may contact librarian Ciara Healy to download and send that item to you.

Use a Copier

The library has many copiers available for your use. If you have difficulty using the library’s copiers, ask library staff to make copies for you. Note that you will need coins, a white library copy card or a Duke ID Card with an attached Flex account in order to make copies  

View Accessibility Maps

Duke Disability Management System  is the central clearing house for disability-related information for  Duke University  and Duke University Health System. It lists the kinds and location of  assistive technology  equipment on campus and provides  accessibility maps  of the university and health system campuses that detail:

  • entrances
  • paths
  • restrooms
  • parking
  • emergency phones

Participate in Programs

If you need special assistance in order to attend a program taking place at Duke University Libraries, such as a wheelchair, please contact the program's sponsor prior to the event.