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Borrow Items

If you do not have a current affiliation with Duke, you can obtain borrowing privileges for one year by joining the Friends of the Duke University Libraries with a minimum donation of $100.

A Friends' borrowing card allows you to check out print materials from:

To receive a borrowing card, please visit the Circulation Desk at Perkins, Lilly or Goodson Library, or visit the Friends of the Duke University Libraries website for more information on how to give. A minimum gift of $100 is required to obtain or renew a borrowing card. If you plan to give online, please allow at least 48 hours before requesting a card to allow your gift to process.  

Please note: Materials may not be removed from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Learn more about using the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. Please contact the Ford Library at the Fuqua School of Business directly for information about borrowing materials from their collections.

Off-campus access to e-journals and databases is not available for Friends of the Duke University Libraries.  If you are interested in accessing an online database or e-journal, please visit one of our locations.

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