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Perkins Library Entrance Closing May 12 (3/25/2014) -

If you read the Duke Chronicle or have been following our blogs, you might have heard that we have yet another library renovation project on the horizon. We announced plans for the Research Commons on our website last week, and we will be making further announcements about it in the coming [...]

Rubenstein Library Renovation Update: March 24-April 4 (3/21/2014) -

Despite the meteorological ups and downs of March, renovations on the Rubenstein Library are moving steadily along, with workers busy pouring concrete, placing new stack core columns, and cleaning the exterior of the building. In the coming weeks, the removal and replacement of the clay roof tiles over the Gothic Reading Room will commence and [...]

An Exhibit Librarian’s Adventure in Washington, D.C. (3/20/2014) -

Guest post by Meg Brown, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Exhibits Librarian. Last fall, she took a trip to Boston looking for inspiration for the new library exhibit cases that will be installed as part of the Rubenstein Library renovation. This winter she traveled to Washington, D.C., to further investigate the [...]

Coming to Bostock Library in January 2015: The Research Commons (3/17/2014) -


Architectural rendering of a planned social lounge space in the Research Commons on the first floor of Bostock Library. Renovations will take place May-November 2014.

To meet the growing needs of interdisciplinary, team-based, and data-driven research at Duke, the Duke University Libraries will transform the first floor of Bostock Library into a new academic [...]

Rubenstein Library Renovation Update: Mar. 10-24 (3/10/2014) -

It’s Spring Break here at Duke, but work never stops on the Rubenstein Library renovation! The new columns in the stack core are complete for the lower level, and the concrete foundation slab is being poured. The exterior stone of the building is being cleaned, and the refurbished leaded-glass windows are being reinstalled. Meanwhile, the [...]

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If you are a member of the media and would like to know more about the Rubenstein Library renovation, please contact:

Aaron Welborn
Director of Communications
Duke University Libraries


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