Most online materials are accessible from off campus by using your NetID and password. Simply start your search from this guide or any of the Duke library websites.
Updated Hours and Services for the Library:
Book a seat at the library for studying:
Designated seats in the Medical Center Library are now available for individual reservation, Monday – Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm.
To ensure you will have a place to work or study, reserve a seat before you arrive. The seats are located on Levels 2R and 3 of the Medical Center Library; Level 1 remains closed. The maximum length you can reserve per day is 6 hours. For example, you can make one six-hour reservation or 3 two-hour reservations scattered through the day. Once you reserve a seat, you will receive a confirmation email with a code you will use to check-in upon arrival. Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop to the library with this reservation confirmation to check in at the Entrance Lobby Desk.
Once you check in at the Entrance Lobby Desk and get your library pass, you will also need to check in at the reserved seat (table, cubicle, study room). Seats that are not claimed will be released.
Need study times after 4pm or Sundays?
Although the Medical Library is not open past 4pm or on the weekend, other libraries such as Perkins and Rubenstein do have evening options (and Sunday from 3pm to 11pm on both West Campus and Lilly)! You can see the full list of study spaces and sign up for a spot on the Find Your Seat at the Library page.
Please contact me or visit our Library Services & Resources During COVID-19 page if you have any questions.
The Medical Center Library provides free delivery of books or copies of articles that are available in print format at the Library, in off-site storage, or at other Duke Libraries. However, if we don't have access to the article, we can get it for you but for a fee. For more information about this service or to get instructions for ordering articles, click here.