Welcome Course of Study Students

Please consult this site  http://library.divinity.duke.edu/ to help you become familiar with the Divinity School Library and identify key resources you may find helpful during your Course of Study experience. In addition to a collection of more than 400,000 volumes in the fields of religion and related disciplines, the Divinity School Library offers a variety of services to assist students in selecting and locating information.

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Our reference room is currently undergoing renovation. Students may use the York Room for reading and study, though library books must be checked out first.



There are multiple service points in our library to aid your research and study:

Circulation: Reserves, checking out books, picking up Inter Library Loan/requested books, Triangle Research Library Network privileges, general problems/directions

Public Computers: Full internet access, specialized CD-ROM databases from Circ, Bibleworks, USB drives, ePrint release station

Reference: help getting started with your research; using databases and catalogs; specialized help.

Reserves: required materials  reserved for your class.


A map and guide to the stacks of the Divinity School Library will help you identify where the books are located according to Library of Congress classification. Our collection uses the Library of Congress (“LC”) classification, which organizes material by subject (just like Dewey Decimal), but starts with letters instead of numbers. Library of Congress classification assigns letters of the alphabet to subjects. For instance, in the “BX” section of the basement/level E, you will find books on Christian Denominations.


We look forward to meeting you soon!