In order to make the lives of our hard-working graduate students easier, we’re setting aside a dedicated library reading room just for them.
The Richard and Nancy Riess Graduate Student Reading Room is reserved for Duke University graduate students only. With seating for 14 people, it is located on the second floor of Perkins Library in Room 211, next door to the library Staff Lounge. (See map below.)
The reading room is accessible by using a keypad on the door. To get the code, simply stop by the Perkins Library Service Desk on the main floor, show us your Duke ID to verify your graduate student status, and fill out a short form.
In addition, we will provide Duke graduate students who request it with card-swipe access to the library Staff Lounge next to the Riess Graduate Student Reading Room, so that you can prepare hot meals in the microwave and have a convenient place to eat lunch or dinner.
Access to the Riess Graduate Student Reading Room and Staff Lounge is available to all graduate and professional school students throughout the university.
We encourage you to stop by the Perkins Service Desk for the reading room code and to have your Duke ID card modified so that you can have card-swipe access the Staff Lounge. Your updated card-swipe privileges should take effect within three business days.
Students with questions about access to these spaces should contact Michael Finigan, Head of Access and Delivery Services (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Emily Daly, Head of the User Experience Department (email@example.com).
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