Public Access and Hours

Members of the public are welcome to visit and use the Duke University Libraries.  

Perkins Library, Bostock Library and the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library on West Campus and Lilly and Music libraries on East Campus are generally open to the public from 8 AM or the hour at which they open, whichever is later, until 7 PM or the hour at which they close, whichever is earlier.  If a library remains open after 7 PM, the doors automatically lock and only authorized Duke Card holders can access the Libraries using the card swipe devices at the entrance doors.  

Consult the Duke University Libraries hours before visiting the Libraries.