The following areas are designated for quiet study:

  • Fourth floor of Perkins & Bostock Libraries
  • Bostock Library’s Carpenter Reading Room and adjacent tower reading room
  • Bostock Library's Nicholas Family Reading Room and adjacent tower reading room
  • Lilly Library’s Thomas Room
  • Rubenstein Library's Gothic Reading Room

See Places to Study to find additional options for study space, including conversation-allowed areas and reservable rooms.

Enforcement policy

As a Duke University Libraries patron, you should feel empowered to read signage, self-police and encourage others to adhere to library policies. Library security officers will address egregious violations.