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About the Duke University Libraries

The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life.

The William R. Perkins Library, Bostock Library and Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library comprise the main West Campus library complex, which is joined by Lilly and Music libraries on East Campus, the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law and Medicine. Together they form one of the nation's top ten private university library systems.

A Message from Your University Librarian

Headshot of Joseph SalemWelcome to the Duke University Libraries!

Our mission is to advance teaching, learning, and research at Duke by providing critical expertise, deep and broad scholarly collections, inclusive programs and services, accessible technology, and inspiring spaces in a welcoming environment that is open to all.

Partnering with students, faculty, staff, and members of the larger scholarly community, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive, respectful, and collaborative community that reflects the rich diversity of our world. We are also committed to supporting emerging areas of research, as well as preserving the accumulated knowledge of the past, across all areas of inquiry and in all formats.

We look forward to working with you, in person or virtually, and we invite your questions, feedback, and ideas.

Joseph Salem
Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs