Crazy Smart

Crazy Smart BorrowDirect

Duke has one of best library systems in the country. But no library is big enough to have everything. 

That's why we're proud to be part of the oldest academic library consortium in the U.S. Since the 1930s, we've had reciprocal borrowing agreements with UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central, and NC State.

Today, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) has a combined collection of over 20 million volumes, benefiting students and faculty at all four institutions.

To make things even better, last year we joined BorrowDirect, a resource-sharing partnership with a dozen top universities, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, and others. When our Blue Devils need something we don’t have, they can draw from a combined library collection of over 70 million books and resources beyond Duke—for free.

The Libraries help Duke attract and retain the best and brightest students and faculty. Collection-sharing initiatives like these show what we can accomplish with your help.

The world is much bigger when you share. That’s not just smart. That’s crazy smart.

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