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$1,500 Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

April 14, 2021

Apply now for the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award


Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 3

April 13, 2021

A series exploring the role of international collections and their collectors in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion


Exhibit Talk: Beyond Supply and Demand, Apr. 16

April 12, 2021

Join us for a talk with the student and faculty curators of our exhibit celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage


Faculty Bookwatch: On Visual Satirist Ollie Harrington, Apr. 9

April 8, 2021

Join us for the second of two events marking the publication of Prof. Richard J. Powell’s latest book


Data Sharing and Equity: A Researcher Highlight

April 8, 2021

Equitable practices paired with data sharing create opportunities for greater discovery and progress


Library Internship Open House, April 7

April 5, 2021

Interested in archival and library work? Learn about Fall 2021 internships at the Rubenstein Library!


What to Read This Month

March 30, 2021

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Contemporary Literature collections


Decolonizing Archival Descriptions and Legacy Metadata

March 29, 2021

How can we present, catalog, and preserve collections in a way that accurately portrays the communities depicted in them?


Collecting for Global Diversity, Part 2

March 25, 2021

A series exploring the role of international collections and their collectors in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion


5 Titles: Beyond Lucky Charms

March 22, 2021

A new series highlighting library resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion


$1,500 Prize for Book Collecting

March 22, 2021

Attention, student bibliophiles! Share your collection with us and you could win big money.


Faculty Bookwatch: Going There: Black Visual Satire, Mar. 22

March 19, 2021

Join us for the first of two events marking the publication of Prof. Richard J. Powell’s latest book


Lilly Collection Spotlight: They Came to Play – Women in Sport

March 18, 2021

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Lilly Library shines a spotlight on Women in Sport.


Mendez Book Award Winner Theresa Keeley Speaks, Mar. 16

March 15, 2021

Join the online event as Keeley accepts the award and reads from her book


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘A Year in Provence’

March 9, 2021

Missing spring break? Join us for a literary trip with this month’s selection.


12 Duke-Authored Books on Women’s History

March 9, 2021

Duke scholars document women’s contributions to history, culture and society


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

March 5, 2021

Subscribe and be the first the know about library events, services, and other news you can use


$1,500 Prize for Book Collecting

March 4, 2021

Attention, student bibliophiles! Share your collection with us and you could win big money.


A Few Words in Memory of Our Friend, Sam

March 3, 2021

Library staff and retirees share their memories of a longtime colleague and Duke personality


Summer Research Grants Deadline Extended: March 15

March 2, 2021

Apply now for funds to help you do original library research over the summer


Collecting for Global Diversity

March 2, 2021

A new series exploring the role of international collections and their collectors in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion


Sam Hammond, Beloved University Carillonneur and Library Employee, Dies

February 25, 2021

Hammond, a longtime library employee, also served as university carillonneur for over five decades


Keeping the Pages Turning at the Libraries

February 24, 2021

Working@Duke highlights the ways library staff have met the community’s needs in a pandemic


5 Titles: Memoirs by African American Men

February 22, 2021

A new series highlighting library resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Book Talk on Aaron McDuffie Moore, Who Helped Shape Black Durham

February 18, 2021

Join us for a discussion of a new book on Aaron McDuffie Moore, an early leader of Durham’s Black community


Making the Library More Inclusive by Learning from Black Students

February 17, 2021

The Association of Research Libraries highlights our recent efforts to make library spaces and services more welcoming, inclusive, and supportive


Share Even More Data in the Duke Research Data Repository

February 16, 2021

We are happy to announce expanded features for sharing large-scale research data at Duke


For Valentine’s Day, We Offer Our Favorite Literary Crushes

February 12, 2021

Let us spice up your reading life with some of our all-time favorite reads


Love, Unconventionally

Image from film
February 12, 2021

For Valentine’s Day, three films that reveal an unconventional side of love


DivE-In Encourages You to Take 5

February 9, 2021

Recommended activities, programs, and educational opportunities on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues


10 Duke-Authored Books on Black History

February 8, 2021

Duke scholars detail the history of Black life in America


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

February 5, 2021

Subscribe and be the first the know about library events, services, and other news you can use


See Our Latest Online Data Workshops and News

February 2, 2021

Sign up for our monthly newsletter from the Libraries’ Center for Data and Visualization Sciences


Summer Research Grants for 1G and Low-Income Duke Students

January 28, 2021

Apply now for funds to help you do original library research over the summer


One Duke Researcher Explains Why Sharing Data Matters

January 27, 2021

An interview with Professor Martin Fischer on using the Duke Research Data Repository


5 Titles: Nonfiction on Neurodiversity

January 25, 2021

Introducing a new series highlighting library resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion


‘Reagan’s Gun-Toting Nuns’ Wins Mendez Book Award

January 22, 2021

New book explores Catholic conflict over Cold War human rights policy in Central America


Find (and Reserve) a Study Seat Just Right for You

January 18, 2021

Check out our handy guide to over 200 individual study seats available across the Libraries


Proud Sponsor of Book Harvest’s Dream Big MLK Day Celebration

January 13, 2021

In honor of MLK Day, join us for Book Harvest’s 10th Annual Book Drive


Hidden Treasures at NC Universities (including Duke)

January 12, 2021

Our State Magazine highlights noteworthy pieces from our collection and others


Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

January 6, 2021

Check out photos from around the Libraries and tag us to share yours!


Follow Us on Twitter

January 3, 2021

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


Like Us on Facebook

December 28, 2020

Stay connected with the Duke University Libraries


Freedom, Love, and Struggle in the American Slavery Documents Collection

December 22, 2020

Fleshing out the bibliographic picture unearths hidden stories and names long forgotten


What to Read This Month

December 19, 2020

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and OverDrive collections


Take a Look at Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

December 15, 2020

As the year comes to a close, we’re pleased to share our 2019-2020 Annual Report


A Gift to the Libraries Is a Gift to All

December 10, 2020

Wondering how to make a year-end charitable donation? Let us help.


Reckoning With Our Past and Present

December 7, 2020

The Rubenstein Library details its four-year anti-racism roadmap


What to Read This Month

November 25, 2020

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and OverDrive collections


Take the Library Home Over Winter Break

November 17, 2020

You might not know about some of our more fun-focused online resources


DivE-In Encourages You to Take 5

November 13, 2020

Recommended activities, programs, and educational opportunities on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues


How Duke Users Can Access the New York Times

November 9, 2020

A few tips from our librarians on how to get access to “all the news that’s fit to print”


Join Us for the Long Night Against Procrastination at Home

November 4, 2020

Writing, subject tutoring, a virtual study room, and stress relief


Pull for Your Candidate

November 2, 2020

Historical election ephemera and other fund finds from the Rubenstein Library


Cookies for the Dead

October 30, 2020

Wherein we look at the once-common custom of funeral biscuits



What to Read this Month

October 26, 2020

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Contemporary Literature collections


Make a Self-Care Zine, Oct. 21

October 19, 2020

Make your very own mini-zine about how you’re taking care of yourself in this pandemic


Free Family Weekend Program: In the Archives, Oct. 16

October 15, 2020

Join us to hear about our new exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment


Open Educational Resources for Making Duke Courses Accessible, Flexible, & Affordable

October 15, 2020

Join us for an intro to OER and learn how they can enrich our teaching and learning


Duke Chronicle: The Story Behind the “Library Takeout” Video

October 12, 2020

With its playful animation and infectious beat, Jamie Keesecker’s informative video became a viral hit


Find Your Seat at the Libraries

October 7, 2020

Check out some of the different spaces available to study in the Libraries, sorted by location and amenities


A Very Spooky Low Maintenance Book Club, Oct. 21

October 5, 2020

Get in the Halloween spirit with us as we read selections from Mariana Enriquez’s collection Things We Lost in the Fire


Creativity and Mental Health, Oct. 7

October 2, 2020

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, join us for a panel discussion on William Styron’s “Darkness Visible”


Virtual Film Screening: Picture a Scientist, Oct. 2-4

September 30, 2020

Register online to watch the new documentary, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival


Moving the Duke Family

September 28, 2020

After a Duke family portrait fell off a wall, our staff worked to relocate the others until they can be safely rehung


Make 2020 (Duke) History

September 24, 2020

The University Archives invites you to recreate one of our historical Duke photos!


Flipping Data Workshops

September 21, 2020

Flipping the workshop is a strategy to merge student engagement and active learning


Make a Self-Care Zine, Sept. 21

September 18, 2020

Make your very own mini-zine about how you’re taking care of yourself in this pandemic


Make 2020 (Duke) History!

September 17, 2020

The University Archives invites you to recreate one of our historical Duke photos!


WATCH: How-To Videos for Using Digital Collections

September 14, 2020

In just 15 minutes, learn how to search over 900 digitized collections, use and cite digital items


Understanding the Experiences and Needs of Black Students at Duke

September 9, 2020

Survey builds on previous user studies with under-represented student groups


DivE-In Encourages You to Take 5

September 3, 2020

Recommended activities, programs, and educational opportunities on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues


OUCH! : Over a Century of Getting Vaccinated at Duke

September 2, 2020

Campus-wide vaccination efforts are nothing new to Duke, as a search in the archives reveals


Exploring Art Markets Using Text Analysis

September 1, 2020

A guest blog post from one of our Humanities Unbounded graduate assistants


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

August 28, 2020

Subscribe and be the first the know about library events, services, and other news you can use


Smith Warehouse in the Time of COVID

August 26, 2020

After months of lockdown, many of our Technical Services staff recently returned to work


Fall 2020: Data and Research in the Libraries

August 24, 2020

Sign up for our upcoming workshops, and subscribe to our data sciences newsletter


New Exhibit Commemorates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

August 21, 2020

Exhibit curated by Duke economics students marks centenary of 19th Amendment


MUSIC VIDEO: Library Takeout

August 19, 2020

Follow these four easy steps to get the materials you need, and get down with your masked self


VIDEO: Virtual Library Orientation, Fall 2020

August 14, 2020

Get a quick introduction to library services and resources as Duke resumes in-person classes this fall


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads N. K. Jemisin’s “The Fifth Season”

August 12, 2020

Join us as we read the Hugo award-winning dark fantasy/sci-fi novel


Our Latest Library Magazine Is Online!

August 10, 2020

Find out how we’re planning to reopen safely, learn how to make your own mini-zine, and more!


Online: Drop-In Library Orientations for Graduate Students

August 4, 2020

Sign up for one of our 30-minute orientations on Zoom for graduate students


Byzantine Binding at Home

July 31, 2020

Working from home offers an opportunity to hone new skills for one of our special collections conservators


What to Listen to this Month

July 21, 2020

This month we’re showcasing some of our audiobook holdings from OverDrive


E-Resources: The True, Inside Story!

July 21, 2020

In an exclusive tell-all, we divulge the inside secrets of what’s really required to facilitate e-resource access


Pandemics in Literature, Before Medicine Had All the Answers

July 17, 2020

A look at three pre-modern plague novels that feel freshly relevant now


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads N. K. Jemisin’s “The Fifth Season”

July 15, 2020

Join us as we read the Hugo award-winning dark fantasy/sci-fi novel


A Fun To-Do List: The Summer Bucket List Quaran-zine

July 13, 2020

We’ve put together a pocket-sized DIY zine to help keep track of your summer plans.


Tracing “Miss Violet” in the Archives

July 10, 2020

Papers reveal a unique portrait of women’s involvement in science and politics in the early 1900s


Reopening the Library: Virtual Town Hall for Faculty, 7/10

July 8, 2020

Join Duke’s University Librarian to learn about plans for our phased reopening this summer and fall


Library Takeout Service: Now Taking Orders!

July 2, 2020

Pick up books and other materials from the library with minimal contact


Reading The Decameron, the Original Quarantine Book, in Quarantine

June 30, 2020

Why Boccaccio’s nearly 700-year-old masterpiece still holds up


Casting a Critical Eye on Hayti “Renewal” Maps

June 30, 2020

Digitized archival maps offer a window on Durham’s history of racial and economic injustice


From the Rubenstein Library: Diary of a Slave Trader

June 26, 2020

A closer look at an 1850s diary calls for a reclassification of its contents for researchers


Anti-Racism and Black Liberation: A Resource Guide

June 24, 2020

Recommended books, audiobooks, videos, and other resources to help you get started


Farewell, Kristina Troost, and Job Well Done!

June 22, 2020

Japanese Studies Librarian to retire after 30 years at Duke


Streaming Films for Juneteenth 2020

June 19, 2020

Check out a wide variety of streaming films that reflect the African American experience


W. E. B. DuBois in the Charles N. Hunter Papers

June 18, 2020

A fascinating find in the papers of a black educator, journalist, and reformer from Raleigh


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