Access to library resources may be requested for individuals who are not Duke faculty, staff, or students and would not receive access through normal processes.

When sponsoring someone for library access, you and/or your department will be held responsible for their use of library resources. This can include penalties and costs incurred for inappropriate use of electronic resources, late returns, lost/damaged items and recovery of costs accrued by the libraries for interlibrary loan.

Please note: before you can sponsor an individual for access to library resources, you must first sponsor that individual through OIT. See this link to learn more: OIT Sponsored Accounts Information

Types of individuals Who Can Sponsor Available Services Length of Time Sponsor request form
Research and Academic Collaborators Active Duke faculty or staff
  • Electronic Resources
  • Duke Physical Borrowing (fund code required)
  • Interlibrary Request (fund code required)

No more than one calendar year, or the expiration date of the sponsored individual's account with OIT. Renewals are possible.

Sponsor Form for Research and Academic Collaborators

Spouses and Domestic Partners Active Duke faculty, staff, or students
  • Duke physical borrowing

No more than one calendar year. Renewals are possible.

Sponsor Form for Spouses and Domestic Partners

Extension of services for faculty, staff or students leaving Duke Active Duke faculty or staff
  • Electronic Resources
  • Duke Physical Borrowing (fund code required)
  • Interlibrary Request (fund code required). Note that some professional schools do not offer ILR services to individuals who have left Duke but are still using library resources.

No more than six months. Sponsors should set the length of time for the shortest period necessary to meet their needs. Renewals are possible.

Sponsor Form for extending access for faculty, staff or students leaving Duke