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The Duke Libraries have two types of lockers: daily self-service lockers in The Edge (first floor Bostock), and yearlong assigned lockers in Perkins Library that are available upon request.

Lockers at Perkins & Bostock

Daily self-service lockers

Short-term lockers available in the Edge. There are smaller and larger sizes. The lockers are located across from the Edge lounge area. You can store items for the day in short-term use lockers located in The Edge (first floor Bostock) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Using the self-service lockers

  • You can choose from small lockers (10.5'' H x 14'' W x 19'' D) and large lockers (22'' H x 14'' W x 19'' D), as shown in the picture.
  • Each locker has two standard power outlets, handy for charging your devices.
  • Set your own 4-digit code as the combination. We recommend using the last 4 digits of a phone number or something else you won't forget.

Locker policies

  • We check and clear lockers at 9 am every day. We take remaining items to Lost & Found, located at the Perkins Library Service Desk on the first floor of Perkins Library. Items may be retrieved at any time during the library’s open hours.
  • We aren't responsible for items kept in lockers. Use lockers at your own risk and remember which locker you used and what combination you set.
  • For safety and health reasons, please do not store food or drink in the lockers.

Yearlong assigned lockers

Who is eligible for assigned lockers?

Not eligible
  • Students who have assigned offices in their departments
  • Students who have a locker in the Doctoral Research Space (DRS) or an assigned library carrel
  • Master’s and Doctoral students enrolled in the Duke University schools of Business, Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Nursing
  • Faculty, postdoctoral associates, and staff

Lockers are located in Perkins Library (Lower Level 2, Floor 1, Floor 4). After you sign up for the locker waiting list, you will be assigned a locker as soon as one becomes available.

Using the assigned lockers

  • The assigned locker is yours to use for one year, and you can renew it for another year.
  • Lockers are three different sizes. Approximate dimensions are 30'' H x 12'' W x 13'' D.
  • Please use the lock and key provided. We will charge at $10 fee for lost keys and $15 for the key and tag.

Sign up for the Perkins locker waiting list

Are you looking for information on reserving study carrels? See our page on Services for Grad Students.