Service Changes for 2021
For the time being, library buildings and services remain closed to the general public and are only accessible to Duke students, faculty, and staff with a valid Duke ID.
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:
- Perkins and Bostock Libraries
- Divinity School Library
- Lilly Library
- Music Library
- Goodson Law Library
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 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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