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Depending on where you travel, you may have a variety of options for gaining access to buildings, collections, and online access at other institutions. Some key resources are listed below.



  • Allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain secure high speed Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions around the world.
  • To connect: configure eduroam while you are are still on Duke's campus.


  • Provides a range of building access and borrowing privileges when visiting participating libraries.
  • To access: present your DukeCard (University ID) at participating institutions. You will be asked to log into your Duke Libraries account to prove you are in good standing.

Letter from Duke Libraries

  • Some institutions, especially outside the United States, will grant access to their building or to their collections only after you present them with a letter from Duke University Libraries.
  • To request a letter: contact Andrea Loigman, Head of Access and Delivery Services. Include information about specific libraries to be visited and your research goals.

Staying connected with Duke library resources

Before you go

  • Return items on loan: Library materials can be recalled at any time. To avoid incurring fines, return materials that you have checked-out from Duke University Libraries or have borrowed through interlibrary loan. Arrange for a friend or colleague to be able to access items you can't return.
  • Return keys: Return the keys to your library locker, mobi or carrel.
  • DukeCard: Make sure you have your DukeCard and that you take it with you.
  • Configure your computer: Configure your computer to connect via eduroam at participating institutions.