Technology Lending

Duke University Libraries is committed to providing patrons with the latest e-reading and computing technologies. Patrons can borrow from our collection of Kindle e-readers, iPads and laptops:

  • 11 Kindles at Perkins Library
  • 10 Kindles at Lilly Library
  • 1 Kindle at Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab
  • 90 iPad 2 devices at Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab
  • 3 Dell Latitude E4310 Netbooks at Perkins Library
  • 3 Dell Latitude E4310 Netbooks at Lilly Library

Borrow a Kindle

  • Click the title’s hyperlink.
  • Look for the small truck icon labeled “Get this title” on the upper right screen.
  • Click the “Get this title” link.
  • Enter your NetID and password to login.
  • Click the “Request” link beside the title.
  • Select your pickup location from the dropdown menu.
  • Click the “Place Hold/Recall Request” button.
  • Library staff will notify you when your Kindle is ready for pickup.

Kindle Tips

  • All Kindles have the same titles loaded onto them, so you do not have to worry about which device you check out.
  • Borrow a Kindle for a loan period of two weeks.
  • Renew your Kindle for one consecutive loan period.

Borrow a Laptop

  • Duke faculty, staff and students can borrow laptops.
  • Request a laptop at the Lilly Library and Perkins Library service desks.
  • You must present your DukeCard to check out a laptop.

Laptop Tips

  • Borrow a laptop for a 24-hour loan period.
  • You cannot renew laptops.
  • You cannot reserve a laptop in advance. Laptops circulate on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Each laptop comes with the Microsoft Office Suite and multiple Internet browsers.

The Link

The Link, located on the lower floor of Perkins Library, offers a wide range of equipment available to faculty, staff and students to improve the classroom and learning experience, such as:

  • iPad 2 devices
  • Video recording devices
  • Webcams
  • Headsets
  • USB speakerphones