Spring 2021

Library Takeout

Stacks in all buildings will be closed to non-library staff, including faculty and students. Duke Libraries Takeout allows faculty, staff, and students to pick up books and other materials with minimal contact. Items can be requested from Perkins & Bostock Libraries, Lilly Library, Music Library, and the Library Service Center. You can request materials to be picked up from Perkins & Bostock, Lilly, or Music, whichever location is most convenient for you. Materials do not have to be picked up from the library where they are shelved. Books can be returned to any of these libraries; they do not need to be returned to the library where they were picked up.

Scan and Deliver

Current faculty, students, and staff are eligible for our limited scan and deliver service. Initiate by clicking the green "Request" button for an item in the library catalog. Eligible users will see an option for Scan and Deliver as they follow through the process. We may be able to get an electronic copy of a part of the requested work and send it, though we cannot guarantee that we will be successful.

Returning Materials

On Campus

Books can be returned at Perkins & Bostock, Lilly, or Music. They do not need to be returned to the library where they were picked up. You can return library materials either to the drop slot or during a pick-up appointment.

Off Campus in Durham

You can also drop off your materials in a box at Duke’s off-site shipping and receiving facility at 100 Golden Drive, Durham, NC, 27705 . Please note the following for drop off at this location:

  • Drop off at this facility is limited to the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.
  • Park in the rear parking lot and enter through the warehouse. A bin is set up for book collection by the warehouse.
  • Place your materials in a box clearly labeled with Perkins Library, Attn: Access and Delivery Services .
  • Please practice social distancing, especially as you encounter Duke staff working at this facility.

From Out of Town

If you are out of town, you can ship books to:

Perkins Library
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Attn: Access and Delivery Services

Please obtain a tracking number for your package when shipping it to Durham. For safety reasons there will be at least a 48 hour delay between the time materials are returned and when they are checked in and cleared from your account, but they will be held securely during the interval.

Questions? Contact perkins-requests@duke.edu

Reserves

Due to safety issues, there will be no physical reserves for Spring 2021. We will try to find electronic versions of resources.

Interlibrary Loan

Although Interlibrary Loan is available, it will take longer than normal to locate and process requested titles due to COVID-19, and some titles may not be available for physical borrowing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before requesting through Interlibrary Loan, search the catalog for Books & Media or Articles or search the TRLN shared catalog. If your title is not available, then you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. After you place your request, Library staff will process your request through the service that is most likely to fulfill it.

Note: Some standard borrowing policies may be superseded while we operate under COVID-19 protocols.

Who Can Borrow

Current Duke University faculty, staff, and students may use their DukeCard to borrow materials.

The following patrons are eligible for free borrowing privileges upon presentation of their DukeCard:

Faculty, staff, and students from UNC, NCSU, and NCCU, whose libraries comprise the Triangle Research Library Network (TRLN), can use their school's card to borrow materials.

Faculty, staff, and students with valid borrower accounts from BorrowDirect member institutions can use their school's card to borrow materials from Perkins, Lilly, Music, Law, and Divinity libraries as well as the Library Service Center. Please check the Loan Periods tab for more information about available materials and loan periods.

Sponsored access to library resources may be requested for research and academic collaborators by active Duke faculty and staff.

All other patrons wishing to borrow may obtain privileges by joining the Friends of the Duke University Libraries. A minimum gift of $100 is required to obtain a borrowing card. Memberships for current Friends of the library will be extended by the amount of time that Duke Libraries is closed during our response to Coronavirus.

Loan Periods

Select your affiliation with Duke:

Undergraduates

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: 1 week; 1 week renewal
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 4 weeks
  • Music DVD: 1 week
  • Music Scholarly Editions: 3 days
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 4 weeks
  • Music Microforms: 1 week
  • eReaders: 2 weeks; 1 renewal
  • Interlibrary Loan: varied loan periods

Graduate Students and Honors Undergraduates

  • Book Loan Period: academic year
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: 1 week; 1 week renewal
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: 1 day
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: academic year
  • Music DVD: academic year
  • Music Scholarly Editions: 3 days
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 4 weeks
  • Music Microforms: academic year
  • eReaders: 2 weeks; 1 renewal
  • Interlibrary Loan: varied loan periods

Current and Emeritus Faculty

  • Book Loan Period: academic year
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: 1 week; 1 week renewal
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: 1 day
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: academic year
  • Music DVD: academic year
  • Music Scholarly Editions: 3 days
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 4 weeks
  • Music Microforms: academic year
  • eReaders: 2 weeks; 1 renewal
  • Interlibrary Loan: varied loan periods

Sponsored Affiliate

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: 25
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: 1 week; 1 week renewal
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 4 weeks
  • Music DVD: 1 week
  • Music Scholarly Editions: 3 days
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 4 weeks
  • Music Microforms: 1 week
  • eReaders: 2 weeks; 1 renewal
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

Current Staff

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: 1 week; 1 week renewal
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 4 weeks
  • Music DVD: 1 week
  • Music Scholarly Editions: 3 days
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 4 weeks
  • Music Microforms: 1 week
  • eReaders: 2 weeks; 1 renewal
  • Interlibrary Loan: varied loan periods

Spouse/Partner

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: 10 *
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: building use
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music DVD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music Scholarly Editions: in-library use
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 3-item, in library use
  • Music Microforms: in-library use
  • eReaders: no
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

Duke Alumni

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: 10 *
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: 10
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: building use
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music DVD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music Scholarly Editions: in-library use
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 1 week
  • Music Microforms: in-library use
  • eReaders: no
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

Friends of the Library

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: 10 *
  • Cost of Membership: $100
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: 10
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: building use
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music DVD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music Scholarly Editions: in-library use
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music Microforms: in-library use
  • eReaders: no
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

TRLN

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: by arrangement
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music DVD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music Scholarly Editions: in-library use
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 1 week
  • Music Microforms: in-library use
  • eReaders: no
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

UNC Faculty and Graduate Students

  • Book Loan Period: 1 semester
  • Renewal: unlimited
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: unlimited
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: varied loan periods
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: by arrangement
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: 4 weeks
  • Music CD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music DVD: 3-item, in-library use
  • Music Scholarly Editions: in-library use
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: 1 week
  • Music Microforms: in-library use
  • eReaders: no
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

BorrowDirect Plus

  • Book Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal: 12 or for the life of the account, whichever is less
  • Number of Checkouts Allowed: 20
  • eBooks: varied loan periods
  • Reserve Materials: building use
  • Lilly DVD, Film & Video: building use
  • Lilly Journals & Periodicals: building use
  • Lilly CD/Audio Books: building use
  • Music CD: building use
  • Music DVD: building use
  • Music Scholarly Editions: building use
  • Music LPs & Laserdiscs: building use
  • Music Microforms: building use
  • eReaders: no
  • Interlibrary Loan: no

Note: The information presented above applies in most cases; however, policies for some formats and library locations may vary. If you have questions, please ask a librarian.

You can learn more about policies specific to the professional school libraries:

Renew Duke Requests

Renew your Duke University Libraries books and DVDs online, over the phone or in person.

Some items have a limited number of renewals, and you cannot renew items that are overdue, lost or recalled. Look at the top of the screen to read the status of your renewal requests. If you have any questions, please contact library staff.

Renew Interlibrary Loan Materials

Request renewal of your Interlibrary Loan materials by logging into your Interlibrary Loan account. Titles borrowed through TRLN Direct or BorrowDirect will appear in your Library Account (not your Interlibrary Loan account).

Staff cannot guarantee renewals of interlibrary loans because renewals are up to the discretion of the lending library. We will let you know of the lending library's decision via email.

Overdue Fines

  • The Duke University Libraries (Perkins and Bostock Libraries, Lilly Library, Marine Lab Library, Music Library, and Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library) do not charge fines for the late return of a regular loan book unless it is has been recalled or declared lost (i.e., it is more than 28 days overdue).
  • The professional school libraries (Divinity School Library; Ford Library, Fuqua School of Business; Goodson Law Library; and Medical Center Library) charge fines, depending on the library and the material
  • All libraries charge fines for overdue course reserve materials and for returning recalled items late
  • All libraries charge fines for overdue DVDs, CDs, and eReaders

Fine Type

Daily/Hourly Fine

Regular loan book None (Unless the book is recalled or declared lost. See the "Lost Items" section below.)
eReader $5/day
DVD $5/day
Recalled item $3/day
3-hour reserve $1/hour
1-day reserve $1/day
3-day reserve $1/day

Lost Items

  • If you do not return or renew items within 28 days of their due date, you will incur a "lost item fee." You will need to pay a minimum of $125. This charge includes a minimum $100 replacement fee and a $25 processing fee.
  • The minimum replacement fee for reserve materials is $250 plus the $25 processing fee.
  • If the cost to replace the item exceeds the minimum replacement fee, then you will pay the actual replacement cost plus the $25 processing fee.
  • If you pay the lost item fee and then find the item, you will receive a refund for the replacement cost but not for the processing fee.
  • Purchase a new copy of the title on behalf of the library, and Duke University Libraries will send you a refund for the replacement fee. However, you must consult with library staff before purchasing a replacement copy.

For more information about paying your lost item fee, contact staff at the appropriate library:

Borrower Responsibilities