Updated April 28, 2020

What’s changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

What hasn’t changed?

How to return library materials

If you are in Durham

Option 1: Deposit books in our outside book return, built into the wall of Perkins Library near the triple entrance doors on the quad.

Option 2: Drop off your materials in a box at Duke’s off-site shipping and receiving facility at 100 Golden Drive, Durham, NC, 27705. Please note the following for drop off at this location:

  • Drop off at this facility is limited to the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Park in the rear parking lot and enter through the warehouse. A bin is set up for book collection by the warehouse.
  • Place your materials in a box clearly labeled with Perkins Library, Attn: Access and Delivery Services.
  • Please practice social distancing, especially as you encounter Duke staff working at this facility.

If you are out of town

If you are out of town you can ship books to:

Perkins Library
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Attn: Access and Delivery Services

Please obtain a tracking number for your package when shipping it to Durham. All due dates have been extended. Although returned books won't be checked in until we are able to return to the building, they will be secure. Questions? Contact perkins-requests@duke.edu.