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Contact Reserves


David Felton


Jeremy Martin
(919) 660-5887


Sarah Griffin
(919) 660-6937


Information for Users

Current Reserves at Lilly

About E-Reserves

  • E-Reserves, or Electronic Reserves are course readings that are accessible to Duke users registered in a specific class

About Lilly Textbook Reserves

About Lilly Book Reserves

  • Ask for these items at the Lilly Service Desk
  • Loan periods are designated by instructor (3-hour, overnight, etc.)
  • Books may taken out of the building

About Lilly Film Reserves

  • Ask for films on Reserve at the public service desk
  • 3-hour loan period
  • Items on Reserve need to be viewed in the building. For VHS tapes, there is one Video player in Room 113. For DVDs, there are disc drives available to check out.

Information for Instructors

Place Items on Reserve

  • "Place Items on Reserve" above is the request form for all formats of reserve materials and locations
  • Complete a separate form for each format
  • Allow sufficient time for processing so that items are available when students need to access them; for example, provide at least 5 business days for Streaming Video requests

Lilly Formats for Reserves

Streaming video

  • Request films to be made available to your students in streaming video format
  • Films remain available for the current semester (and need to be re-requested each semester)


  • Individual films can be placed on Reserve at Lilly Library; these need to be watched in-house with a 3-hour loan period

Classroom Showings (Request Lilly Films/Videos to show in class - DVDs, 16mm, etc.)

  • Reserve a film/video to show in class on a specific date (even titles on Reserve for your own class)

Books (physical copies)

  • Choose one reserve location per course so students may find materials easily

E-Reserves (online access)

  • Please note that service and support for E-Reserves is based in Perkins Library