Lockers, Carrels, & Graduate Research Commons

Lockers

Perkins and Bostock Libraries

  • Lockers are available to any registered Duke University graduate student and are assigned on a first-requested, first-accommodated basis
  • Patrons must use locks and keys provided by the Libraries; a $10.00 fee will be charged for lost keys
  • Lockers are located on Lower Level 2 and Floors 1 and 4 of Perkins Library and on Lower Level 1 of Bostock

Sign up for the locker waiting list

The Edge

  • Day lockers for short-term use are available in The Edge (first-floor Bostock) to any library patron on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Lockers are checked and cleared at 9:00 a.m. each day during the week. Items remaining in lockers will be removed and taken to the Staff + Consultation space in The Edge, where they can be retrieved from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Patrons must set their own 4-digit code. We recommend using the last four digits of a phone number or another easy-to-remember combination.
  • The library is not responsible for materials kept in lockers. The lockers are to be used at your own risk. It is the user’s responsibility to remember locker number and combination.
  • Food and drink may not be stored in lockers.

Lilly Library

  • Lockers at Lilly Library are available to Duke University affiliated users and are assigned on a first-requested, first accommodated basis
  • Patrons must use locks and keys provided by the Libraries; a $10.00 fee will be charged for lost keys
  • Lockers are located on the basement level of Lilly Library
  • For more information about lockers at Lilly, please contact Lauren Crowell

Carrels

  • Individual and shared carrels are assigned to Duke University faculty, doctoral students and visiting scholars on a first-requested, first-accommodated basis
  • Carrel holders are asked to adhere to Carrel Policies (revised May 2013)

Sign up for the carrel waiting list

*Due to the high demand for carrels, the wait for an individual carrel may be a year or more.

Graduate Research Commons

  • Shared workspace for writing and research available to a limited number of Duke doctoral students on a first-requested, first-accommodated basis
  • Lockers and mobile lockers (mobile storage cabinets) for materials storage for each registered user.
  • Scanner, public workstation with dual monitors and e-print station in adjacent room and reserved for registered users.
  • To learn more, or to sign up, see the Graduate Research Commons Policies.

Sign up for the Graduate Research Commons waiting list

If you have any questions about carrel or Graduate Research Commons policies or waiting lists, please contact Bobbi Earp.