student studyingDid you know you can make a gift to Duke University Libraries and have your contribution honored by naming a study carrel in Perkins or Bostock Library? Study carrels are assigned to undergraduate students working on an honors thesis and graduate students completing a thesis or dissertation. There are 198 of these highly-coveted spots in the Libraries available on a first-come, first-served basis. Study carrels are so popular that the waiting list is often more than 200 names long!

These private rooms were requested by students who took part in focus groups on the Perkins Library renovation and the Bostock Library addition. When a student is granted a carrel for the year, they receive a key to the room, which allows them to secure the space and its contents.  

plaqueWhen you support the Perkins Project with a gift of $5,000, you help the Libraries continue to meet a critical need for today’s busy students — a private, quiet, attractive study space. In order to support the campaign, you can make an outright gift or a pledge payable over five years. This downloadable giving form is all you need. We will place a special plaque outside the room, which will include the text you customize in rememberance of the honoree.



students studying Plaque reads, 'Many thanks to my friends in the Libraries who share a love of the printed word and this space. -Mary Walter' students studying