Services for Donors

Borrow Items

Members of the public may receive borrowing privileges for non-audiovisual materials through the Friends of the Duke University Libraries program to the following locations: 

To receive a borrowing card, please visit the Circulation Desk at Perkins or Lilly Library, or contact the Development Officer at 919-660-5856.  A minimum gift of $100 is required to obtain a borrowing card.  If you plan to give online, please allow at least 48 hours before requesting a card to allow your gift to process.  

Please note: Materials may not be removed from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Learn more about using the Rubenstein Reading Room.  Please contact the Ford Library at the Fuqua School of Business and Goodson Law Library directly for information about borrowing materials from their collections.

Off-campus access to e-journals and databases is not available for Friends of the Duke University Libraries.  If you are interested in accessing an online database or e-journal, please visit one of our locations.  

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