Updated March 26, 2020

Library Access

After March 18, all Duke University Libraries will be closed until further notice, but we will continue to provide resources, services, and consulting online.

Getting Help

Research and Reference Services

Link Service Desk

The Link Service desk is still available (24x5) via chat and phone at oit.duke.edu/help .

 Electronic Materials

Course Reserves

We will try to find electronic versions of resources for use by faculty in their courses.

Students can learn more about accessing course reserves online.

Request a Purchase

To request that the Libraries purchase an eBook or other materials for you, fill out our Title Purchase Request form . We will move quickly to fulfill all approved orders.

Interlibrary Requests

Given that interlibrary lending systems are shut down nationally, and there is limited ability to move materials between libraries within the university, interlibrary requests are suspended until further notice. For questions about interlibrary requests and document delivery, contact interlibraryrequest@duke.edu.

Physical Materials

How to Return Books

If you're still in Durham you can deposit the books our outside book return. It's built into the wall of Perkins Library near the triple entrance doors on the quad.

If you need to take the books with you or are already out of town you can ship them to:

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

Please make sure to use a trackable delivery service like FedEx or DHL. The books won't be checked in until we are able to return to the building, but they will be secure.

Archives and Special Collections

The Rubenstein Library Reading Room will be closed to all researchers until on-campus classes resume. Researchers with existing travel plans should reschedule their visit. For questions about Rubenstein Library resources and services, contact special-collections@duke.edu.

Data Consulting, Workshops, and Grant Projects

Remote Instruction Support

Duke Learning Innovation staff are available to assist faculty with the transition to remote instruction. Visit keepteaching.duke.edu for a list of resources, strategies, and frequently asked questions, or contact keepteaching@duke.edu for help.

Library Events and Room Reservations

All room reservations for meetings and events are canceled through May 7, per university policy . If you have a question about an event, please contact its organizer or Lenora Gilbert, Library Events Assistant .

More Questions? Need Additional Help?

Information for Library Staff

Library staff can access additional information related to our response to Coronavirus .