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Physical Therapy Resources: @ the library

Library Hours

The Library is staffed from 7:30am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday.

Library staff are not available on the weekends.

ID card/badge access is required after 6 pm,

Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends.

Library will be completely closed on official Duke Medicine Holidays.

NO access will be available.

Questions? (919) 660-1100 or email us at

Directions & Parking

Duke University Medical Center Library

For directions and maps to the library, click here.

Parking @ the library:

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Free parking is almost impossible M - F, 8-5. It's usually best to take a Duke shuttle bus, or park at one of the patient parking decks and pay the hourly rate.

After Hours and Weekends
The safest places to park are in parking garages 1 and 2; see the Duke transporation Web page for fees and hours.

Free parking is available weekdays after 5 PM, and on weekends in any gated lots on campus. Use your Duke ID card to open gates if you do not have a parking permit. If you do have a parking permit, use either your ID card or your permit.

Don't park in any reserved spots! You may get a ticket!

Free ILL for Capstone Articles

The Medical Center Library is providing a FREE interlibrary loan program for journal articles for DPT Capstone project students.  

There is an initial budget cap of about $500 and once reached, the Library and SOM will re-evaluate the program.  So your requests should be:
• thoughtful
• directly relevant to your Capstone project
• and an article you consider important or crucial (not just of mild interest) to your project

To participate, submit a normal ILL request form here:

**On the form make sure to select the correct pay option!**

You will then be asked to complete a special form via e-mail.                                                                    

The Library will review your request to ensure that you are requesting quality information not available at Duke, and to minimize the costs to our Library and SOM.  Guidelines and more details about this program can be found here:

If your request is approved, we'll retrieve and deliver a PDF of the article/chapter to you.  This will normally take 1-2 business days from the time for your request has been approved.

If your request is rejected, we will cancel your request and notify you. You will have an option to resubmit it if you are willing to pay the standard fees.

Please note:  You should NOT request articles on behalf of faculty, house-staff or other Duke employees.  Those individuals must make their own requests and pay the standard fees.  This is a special program ONLY for Duke students in selected programs.

**You may enter information for MORE THAN ONE REQUEST, if the citations are for the same project/purpose.**

The following types of articles may not be approved:

  • Editorials or letters to the editor
  • Articles written in foreign languages
  • Newsletter articles
  • Articles of only 1 page length
  • Abstracts from conference proceedings
  • Poor quality journals
  • Topics not relevant to bio-medicine
  • If content is too broad and therefore accessible from other journals at Duke, e.g. surveys of the field, general review articles
  • Very old publications unless considered classics in the field

Other Services

Group study rooms are available for booking on Levels 1 and 3 of the Library.  All the rooms are equipped with large monitors and whiteboards and seat between 4 and 8 people. 

Computers & Other Equipment: In addition to numerous computers (which require Duke Medicine ID and password for access):

Color scanning can be done from the self-service copiers at no charge.  Copiers are located on the Level 1 (Room 102C). You will need a USB drive for storing the images.  USB drives are available for sale at the service desk.

Library printers are available. Purchase cards at service desk or kiosk. 7 cents/page for b&w, 25 cents/page for color.

We have mobile flat screen panels that can be wheeled around for use anywhere within the facility. First come, first served.


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