The Duke University Libraries are the intellectual and social center of the university.
Every year, the Libraries host more than 100 public events, including workshops, exhibits, book talks, symposia, film screenings, music performances, award ceremonies, and lectures that foster conversation between the academic community and the general public. Expanding public programming ensures that the Libraries are not only sanctuaries of quiet study and scholarly discovery, but also places of inspiration, conversation, and delight.
Undergraduate and graduate students have launched two documentary websites that tell the story of SNCC veterans who built a grassroots movement for change during the Civil Rights era.
Our exhibits reveal a cooperative body of work that can take months or years to perfect, and often involve input from across the Duke community and beyond.
The biennial Weaver Lecture brings some of the most engaging authors and personalities to campus.