Updated October 20, 2020
What's changed for the Fall 2020 semester?
- Data Chat Service (New!): Duke Libraries offers live support for questions involving research data, data visualization, and data science. See CDVS Chat for consultant hours and specialties.
- TRLNDirect (New!): Borrowing print materials from our TRLN partners is available. Search the TRLN shared catalog and use the green request button to ask for materials from NC Central, NC State and UNC Chapel Hill. You'll be notified when the items arrive at Duke and instructed to make an appointment for Library Takeout.
- Reserve study seats and equipment: Duke students, faculty, and staff can reserve study spaces and equipment in the library (affiliates and visiting scholars are not eligible). Find out where and how.
- Library Takeout Service: Faculty, staff, and students can pick up books and other materials with minimal contact. Here’s what you need to know.
- Limited building access: Library buildings remain closed to the general public. Faculty, students, and staff may enter the libraries, with most uses requiring advanced registration. See Library Hours for a listing of available on-site services and spaces.
- Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives: The Rubenstein Library Reading Room is currently closed to all non-Duke users. Duke users with a Duke Unique ID (DUID) and a Duke ID card can request an appointment to use the reading room starting September 14, 2020. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Increased support for remote teaching and learning: Library staff are available to assist faculty with teaching online and to support students with research projects and assignments.
- Course reserves: We will try to find electronic versions of resources for use as course reserves , although physical reserves are not currently available.
- Interlibrary requests: We can deliver articles and book chapters from other libraries electronically, though many requests may be delayed or unfulfilled. Please use the ILL form to place requests. Questions? Contact email@example.com .
- Physical materials: Overdue fines were suspended through August 30th, recalling items through the catalog has been disabled, and materials due between March 6 and August 8 were renewed to August 30. You may continue to renew Duke owned materials by following the My Accounts link. Learn about how to return library materials . Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
What hasn’t changed?
How to return library materials
See our updated FAQ for instructions on how to return books and other materials to the library, as well as other information about the resumption of library services.