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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

Exhibit Reception: Anything and All Things of Interest to Women, July 25

July 18, 2018

Join us for a special reception celebrating the Sarah Westphal Collection

Thank You for Another Great Year!

July 18, 2018

For the first time ever, library donors contributed over $1 million to our annual fund

Multispectral Imaging Summer Snapshots

July 13, 2018

A few before-and-after images from our most recent imaging sessions

New Exhibit: Graphic Narratives from Around the World

July 11, 2018

Exhibit in Bostock explores the truly global popularity of graphic novels

LISTEN: ‘Stone by Stone’: The Story of Who Built Duke University

July 6, 2018

A project to discover the identities of the laborers who built the Gothic Wonderland

From the Paris Review: The Rare Women in the Rare-Book Trade

July 6, 2018

Profiles of women collectors, including Lisa Baskin, whose collection is housed at Duke

Take Our Survey. You Could Win a Tote Bag and Journal!

July 2, 2018

We’re seeking your feedback on our email newsletter

Civil War Letters Grapple with Gender, Interracial Marriage, Working-Class Life

June 29, 2018

Letters reveal a mother and her seven children divided by the Civil War

Check Out Our Latest Magazine

June 28, 2018

Stories about Duke’s tree-tagging system, the Silent Vigil, an immigrant’s path the Duke, and more

Earning While They’re Learning: Archiving Valuable Experiences

June 26, 2018

An occasional series of stories celebrating our library student workers

What We’ve Learned So Far from Our 2018 Library Satisfaction Survey

June 22, 2018

A look at some trends in how students view and use the Libraries

Help Us Identify the Antioquia 32!

June 21, 2018

Who are these “hombres misteriosos,” and what’s the story behind this unusual photograph?

Lilly Library’s Sizzling Summer of Dance

June 20, 2018

Celebrate ADF’s 41st season by checking out our diverse range of books and films related to dance

Blue Devil of the Week: Keeping the Pages Turning

June 18, 2018

Tabitha McCallop makes sure Perkins Library’s books get where they need to go

An Immigrant’s Path to Duke and How It Changed His Life

June 18, 2018

Many of the people who keep Duke running come from all over the world

From Our Magazine: Solving the Mystery of Tree No. 1

June 14, 2018

On a campus with thousands of trees, how do you track down just one?

Sustaining “Open”

June 11, 2018

Stewarding and sustaining open knowledge for the long term is hard, complicated work

What to Read This Month: June 2018

June 11, 2018

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections

The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird

June 8, 2018

Try these historical beauty tips from the 19th century!

Imaging Renders Decayed Texts Visible Once More

June 5, 2018

Multispectral imaging at the Duke Libraries unveils the contents of ancient manuscripts

Women: The World Over

June 4, 2018

An unusual set of lantern slides offers a snapshot in time

Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Apple Pie and Raspberry Shrub (1836)

May 31, 2018

Celebrate summer with a taste of the nineteenth century

Archival Expeditions: Applications Due June 8

May 30, 2018

Grad students: Have an idea for teaching with special collections? Apply now.

Doctor Dolls, Coming Soon in 3-D

May 25, 2018

These figurines remain a mystery. But 3-D X-ray scanning could make them easier to see and study.

Read along with “The Great American Read” on PBS

May 22, 2018

A new public TV series starting this week attempts to pick America’s favorite book

New J. Walter Thompson Co. Digital Database

May 22, 2018

New database draws on Duke’s advertising history collections

Follow Us on Twitter

May 16, 2018

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

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May 14, 2018

Stay connected with the Duke University Libraries

Emma Goldman Papers Newly Available

May 10, 2018

Papers by the iconic anarchist and intellectual figure are available to the public for the first time

Earning While They’re Learning: Getting in Tune with the Music Library

May 8, 2018

An occasional series of stories celebrating our library student workers

New Reads This Spring by Duke Authors

May 7, 2018

Spring books make predictions about the sharing economy and the ‘century of the photon’

Behind the Scenes: Meet the Project Vox Research Team

May 4, 2018

Meet the students who collaborate to write new material for the Project Vox site

Fashionistas and Soldiers: Military Ads for Women

May 2, 2018

A look back at how the armed forces have marketed themselves to women over the decades

Working with the Library: Engaging Students in Neurodiversity Activism

May 1, 2018

Q&A with Dr. Marion Quirici on how we support her teaching and research in disability studies

Workshop: Books as Social Networks, May 11

April 27, 2018

Get an introduction to the discipline of Book History and explore methodologies for studying books as artifacts

Exhibit Tour and Lunch with the Experts, Apr. 27

April 24, 2018

Join us for a conversation about the 1968 Silent Vigil and the legacy of Terry Sanford

You’re in Fur A Treat: Puppies in Perkins!

April 24, 2018

Join us in Perkins for a study break, snuggles with therapy dogs, and themed button making!

Sullivan Awards Honor Graduating Senior, Libraries Staff Member

April 23, 2018

Award recipients embody the qualities of Algernon Sydney Sullivan, a prominent lawyer, businessman and philanthropist

Earning While They’re Learning: Up Late at Lilly Library

April 17, 2018

An occasional series of stories celebrating our library student workers

Check Out Our Latest Newsletter (and Subscribe!)

April 16, 2018

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

Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

April 12, 2018

Submissions due May 15. You could win $1,500!

Class of 1968 Books on Display for Reunions Weekend

April 11, 2018

Help us celebrate the achievements of this year’s half-century reunion class

Send a Postcard from the Library (Since You Pretty Much Live Here)

April 9, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week and let the outside world know you’re still alive!

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