Public Hours and Card-Access Entry Points

Public Access Hours

Most Duke University Libraries are open to the general public during certain posted hours. Members of the public are welcome to visit and use Duke University Libraries according to the following schedule:

  • Monday-Friday: 8am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 7pm (Music Library: 9am - 5pm)
  • Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Outside of these hours, all library entrances will be card-access only. This applies to Perkins Library, Bostock Library and the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library on West Campus, and to Lilly and Music libraries on East Campus.

Please note that library hours for Duke University faculty, staff, students and other Duke-affiliated visitors remain the same. Get more information about library hours of operation.