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What Book Should the Class of 2023 Read? Cast Your Vote!

February 21, 2019

The Duke Common Experience Committee has narrowed it down to five books and wants your feedback


It Came from the Bowels

February 20, 2019

There is a lot of hidden labor in libraries and archives that makes so-called “discoveries” possible


Bringing the Library to You

February 19, 2019

Duke teams with neighbor universities to create a new online library catalog system


What to Read This Month: February 2019

February 18, 2019

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


Celebrate Black History All Year Round with “The HistoryMakers”

February 15, 2019

New database includes thousands of oral history interviews with noteworthy African Americans


Save the Date! Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work, Feb. 27

February 14, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the opening of a major exhibition on the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection


New Exhibit: Black Students Matter: Taking Over Allen in ’69

February 11, 2019

A new library exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of a moment that changed Duke


Women’s History Pioneer Anne Firor Scott Has Died At 97

February 7, 2019

Across three decades of scholarship, Scott helped usher in the field of women’s history


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

February 6, 2019

Subscribe and be the first to find out about events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


Love Between the Covers, Feb. 12

February 5, 2019

At the next meeting of the Low Maintenance Book Club, share your favorite reads from the past year


Matlock Papers Illustrate U.S. Cold War Strategy

February 5, 2019

Former ambassador Jack Matlock is donating his extensive archives to Duke


Telling Stories with Maps

January 31, 2019

Esri Story Maps lets you create interactive maps that incorporate text, images, video, and audio


Warming Up to Winter with Lilly

January 30, 2019

New collection spotlight and exhibit offer a feast for the senses


Winter Books: The Beatles, Ellington, and Other Great Reads

January 25, 2019

From history to sci-fi, books from Duke authors to enliven the winter season


Records of Births and Deaths in a 19th-Century Small Town

January 24, 2019

Physician’s records give us a sense of what life in New England was like from the 1870s-1900s


What to Read this Month: January 2019

January 23, 2019

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


Locus Archives Document the History of Sci-Fi

January 17, 2019

Get a sneak-peek at a massive and fascinating new acquisition


January Collection Spotlight: Ethics Book Clubs for Staff

January 15, 2019

Check out some of the books being read by KIE staff book clubs across campus


A Celebration of Allan Gurganus, Jan. 17

January 15, 2019

Join us for a special reception and program celebrating the recent acquisition of his literary archives


This Semester’s Top Textbooks Available from the Library

January 14, 2019

Check out textbooks for the 100 largest courses at Duke for up to three hours at a time


How to Build a Better Book Cart

January 11, 2019

A team of engineering undergrads recently helped us overcome a basic design problem


Public Domain Showcase 2019

January 10, 2019

Celebrate the intro of new material in the public domain by showing us what you can do with it!


New Library Catalog Will Go Live Jan. 16

January 7, 2019

Functionality remains the same, but we think you’ll enjoy the enhancements and updates


Are You on Our Mailing List?

December 31, 2018

Be the first to find out about events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


Follow Us on Twitter

December 29, 2018

Get news, updates, and edifying information from the center of intellectual life at Duke


A Photographic Journey Through Chinese Turkestan

December 27, 2018

A 1915 photo album offers a glimpse of the remote steppes of Central Asia a century ago


Like Us on Facebook

December 24, 2018

Stay connected with the Duke University Libraries


Blue Devils’ Blue Light

December 20, 2018

An archivist bids farewell to Sam’s Quick Shop, which will close at the end of this year


Green Book Provides Guide to a Bygone Era

December 17, 2018

A new movie has generated interest in a historic resource for African American travelers from the Jim Crow era


“There Are No Dead Here” Wins 2018 Méndez Human Rights Book Award

December 12, 2018

Book explores the bloody story of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia


Collection Spotlight: Books to Take You Places

December 10, 2018

We’ve pulled together a list of travel-themed books to get you through the holidays


Find Your Haven at Oasis Perkins

December 10, 2018

The perfect place to escape any finals-related tension is on the 4th floor of Perkins Library


Miniature Therapy Horses at Lilly Library, Dec. 7

December 6, 2018

Have you heard about the “mane” event of finals season?


Libraries Receive $10 Million to Renovate and Expand Lilly Library

December 6, 2018

Updates will renew the oldest library on campus and enhance the student experience at Duke


What to Read This Month: December 2018

December 4, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections


Movember Adventures in the Archives

December 4, 2018

We’re sorry, but we mustache you to stop and read this


Get Ready for Finals with the Long Night Against Procrastination

November 29, 2018

Get help with research, writing, and de-stressing


Around the World with Our Librarians

November 26, 2018

Duke librarians travel abroad to build the university’s collections


The Process of Digitizing a Library Collection

November 21, 2018

It takes a village to transform scarce physical materials into something the whole world can use online


Providing Access to Radio Haiti Through Multilingual Metadata

November 20, 2018

Describing a collection in English, Haitian Creole, and French poses some interesting library challenges


What to Read This Month: November 2018

November 19, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections


Save the Date: Duke Kunshan Exhibit Reception, Nov. 27

November 15, 2018

Join us for a special reception celebrating the opening of our new exhibit


Digital Project Profiles: Project Vox

November 14, 2018

A new series highlighting projects in our Digital Scholarship Services department


Hear the Ciompi Quartet in the Library, Nov. 14

November 13, 2018

Join us for a free noontime concert featuring the Ciompi Quartet with Eliza Bagg, soprano


Highlighting Duke Scholars Alongside Their Research

November 13, 2018

We’ve been working hard to highlight the importance and impact of research conducted at Duke


Brodhead Portrait Installed in Gothic Reading Room

November 8, 2018

Installation follows the portrait’s formal unveiling last week


Trinity College During the Great War

November 6, 2018

101 years ago, the U.S. officially entered WWI, and Trinity was feeling its effects


New Exhibit: Duke Kunshan University: From the Ground Up

November 5, 2018

A new library exhibit illustrates the complexity of starting a university from scratch


Film Screening, Nov. 5: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

November 3, 2018

A new documentary explores the unmet need for open access to research and science


A Touch of “Hamilton” in the Rubenstein Library

November 2, 2018

Letters, books, and other writings that helped inspire the musical


Bingham Center Librarian Wins Duke Diversity Award

November 1, 2018

Kelly Wooten is driven by the idea that everyone’s story deserves to be preserved.


Researching Migrant Exclusion: We’ve Been Here Before

October 31, 2018

A guest post by a researcher visiting our Human Rights Archive


Exhibit Talk & Tour with Adrian Lentz-Smith, Nov. 6

October 30, 2018

Join us for a lunchtime exploration of our exhibit marking the centennial of the end of WWI


Books from Duke authors Spice Up the Fall Season

October 29, 2018

A roundup of titles worthy of attention, most of which are available in the library


Frankenstein Lives On!

October 26, 2018

So many film and novel adaptations, so little time!


Changes in the Gothic Reading Room

October 24, 2018

We’re moving some of the portraits to make room for an exciting new addition!


Celebrating Open Access Week, Oct. 22-28

October 23, 2018

Find out about efforts at Duke to make the fruits of research available as broadly as possible


Low Maintenance Book Club Gets Spooky with Shirley Jackson, Oct. 30

October 20, 2018

Join us as we read a selection of short stories by the author of “The Haunting of Hill House”


Expanded Access to Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

October 20, 2018

Watch peer-reviewed videos of people doing real-world scientific experiments


Conversation with Legendary Book Editor Bob Loomis, Oct. 24

October 18, 2018

Join us for a conversation with the long-time Random House editor and Duke alum


What to Read This Month: October 2018

October 17, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


Introducing the Digital Humanities to Grad Students

October 16, 2018

Anybody can do it, and you don’t need to code. But there’s more to it than that.


Digitized: Henry J. Oosting’s Misadventure in the Arctic (1937)

October 15, 2018

The diary of a Duke professor and botanist offers some entertaining reading (and doodles)


Adding Memories to the Library Collection

October 10, 2018

Memorialize, honor or thank a special person through the “Honoring with Books” program


Got Library Fines? Give Food and We’ll Waive Them

October 10, 2018

An easy way to help people affected by Hurricane Florence, and get rid of your fines!


Faculty Bookwatch: “Images at Work,” Oct. 11

October 4, 2018

Join the Libraries and Franklin Humanities Institute for a Faculty Bookwatch panel and discussion


Understanding the Experiences and Needs of 1G Students

October 3, 2018

How can the Duke Libraries support the needs of first-generation college students at Duke?


Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign Kicks Off

October 3, 2018

Duke’s employee giving campaign that supports local nonprofits begins Oct. 1


What I Wish I Had Known About Teaching (at Duke), Nov. 7

October 1, 2018

Award-winning Duke faculty share ideas, tips, and lessons learned from years of teaching


Computational Reproducibility Pilot Starts Oct. 1

October 1, 2018

New tools and resources help researchers produce and share more reproducible results


Duke in Pics: From Box to Library Shelf

September 25, 2018

Follow new books from delivery to Duke’s 7.2 million print volume collection


Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29

September 24, 2018

Celebrate the freedom to read and check out a banned or challenged book!


What to Read This Month: September 2018

September 17, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections


Tackle ‘Grand Challenges’ in Education at NextEd Fest 2018

September 13, 2018

Duke Learning Innovation event aims to engage Duke community as designers and problem-solvers


Triangle Research Libraries to Develop Copyright Institute

September 11, 2018

Program will help libraries with limited resources handle complex copyright issues


Archiving 101: Learn How to Archive Your Student Group’s Records!

September 10, 2018

How exactly do you archive stuff? We’ll show you!


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads Roxane Gay

September 8, 2018

The first ten people to register will receive a free copy of the book!


Join Our Student Advisory Boards!

September 6, 2018

Help us improve the library experience at Duke and make your voice heard


VIDEO: Immerse Yourself in the Blomquist Gardens

September 6, 2018

Library exhibit explores the beauty of the Duke Gardens site and the botanist who made it possible


Dog Days of Summer at Lilly Library

September 5, 2018

A selection of dog books and films to enjoy in the comfort of the A/C while it’s doggone hot outside!


FAQs on Julian S. Carr and the Carr Building

September 4, 2018

Our archivists have compiled some handy resources on the 1927 building and its namesake


A Few Ways to Learn About Duke’s History

September 3, 2018

The school year has started off with lots of interest in Duke’s complex history


Launching Digital Projects from Scratch – Some Advice

September 2, 2018

Practical advice and lessons learned from one of our graduate research assistants


Textbooks on Reserve in Perkins and Lilly

August 30, 2018

We’ve purchased textbooks for the 100 largest classes at Duke, available for you to check out


Check Out Our Redesigned Newsletter (and Subscribe!)

August 29, 2018

Be the first to find out about events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


Blomquist Garden Exhibit Reception, Aug. 29

August 28, 2018

Join us for a reception celebrating 50 years of native plant gardening in Duke Gardens


What to Read This Month: August 2018

August 28, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


Join Our Student Advisory Boards!

August 23, 2018

Help us improve the library experience at Duke and make your voice heard


Student Movements and Social Histories: A Summer with Story+

August 23, 2018

Reflections on curating a student exhibit about student activism at Duke


Duke in Pics: Prepping Campus for the Class of 2022

August 21, 2018

Some scenes of the work that’s gone into getting Duke ready for student move-in


Bringing ‘Views of the Great War’ to Life

August 21, 2018

New exhibit on WWI lets you hear the voices of men and women on the front lines


What I Did on My Summer Vacation

August 16, 2018

Helping the library at Duke Kunshan grow as they welcome their first class of undergraduates


New to the Libraries? Tips for Duke 2022

August 8, 2018

Some library tips especially for our newest class of Blue Devils


From Lit Hub: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club

August 3, 2018

Article about women in the rare book trade highlights the Baskin Collection at Duke


Learning the Age-Old Craft of Leather Tooling

August 3, 2018

Our conservation staff try their hands at decorative binding work


New Exhibit: Home Health Guides in the History of Medicine

July 31, 2018

Long before WebMD, popular medicine guides helped people diagnose and treat illnesses


Duke 2022: Activate the Power of Your Libraries

July 27, 2018

Events, workshops, and programs to ease the transition for our newest class of Blue Devils


Books by Duke Authors to Fill Your Summer Tote Bag

July 26, 2018

Explore the role of arguments in democracy, the world of a medieval mystic, and more


Nature’s Remedy: A Look Back at Medicinal Marketing

July 24, 2018

The tablets, popular for decades, are a case study in early pharmaceutical PR campaigns


What to Read This Month: July 2018

July 19, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


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