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Miniature Therapy Horses at Lilly Library, Dec. 11

December 8, 2022

We’re not foaling around. A favorite finals week tradition returns with the Stampede of Love at Lilly!


Your End-of-Semester Library Toolkit

December 8, 2022

Nearly there! Here are some resources to power you through the end of the semester and beyond


LIFE Summer Research Grant Reflections: Filipina Care Labor Migrations

November 30, 2022

A Duke senior reflects on her library research this past summer


Let’s Create: Zine Making Party, Dec. 12

November 30, 2022

Come make a zine with us during finals week to celebrate and reflect on your semester


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘A Room of One’s Own’

November 25, 2022

Join us Dec. 8 for our final book club meeting of 2022!


Rubenstein Library’s ‘Disruptive’ Copy of ‘A Curious Herbal’

November 22, 2022

A visiting researcher explains how an archival find is fleshing out Elizabeth Blackwell’s biography


Warm Up with Winter Books from Duke Authors

November 22, 2022

Duke publications this fall and winter will appeal to readers of many interests


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

November 16, 2022

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


Nominate a Summer Read for Duke’s Class of 2027

November 11, 2022

What should the next class of Blue Devils read as part of their Common Experience?


Grad Students: Apply for Archival Expeditions by Nov. 14

November 11, 2022

Apply now for a unique professional development opportunity designing learning experiences for students!


Dr. Erika Weinthal on Environmental Peacebuilding, Nov. 10

November 3, 2022

Join us as we (belatedly) celebrate International Open Access Week with a special conversation with Dr. Weinthal


Book Release, Nov. 7: The Pivot: One Pandemic, One University

November 1, 2022

Join us for a special book release event and panel discussion on Duke’s response to the pandemic


Celebrating 200 Research Data Deposits with… Monkey Sounds

November 1, 2022

A set of endangered monkey vocalizations marks the 200th dataset in the Duke Research Data Repository


Lilly Collection Spotlight: A Horror-ful Halloween

October 27, 2022

Recommended films and readings to satisfy your need for the shivers this Halloween


Library Mobile Apps

October 25, 2022

We’ve done the work for you. These apps are tried, verified, and accessible to Duke library users.


LIFE Summer Fellowship Reflections

October 25, 2022

A Duke undergrad who received one of our summer research fellowships writes about her research


Celebrating 50 Years of Pioneering Films at New Day

October 20, 2022

Join the Rubenstein Library for four days of film screenings and discussions


Book Release, Nov. 7: The Pivot: One Pandemic, One University

October 18, 2022

Join us for a special book release event and panel discussion on Duke’s response to the pandemic


Dr. Erika Weinthal on Environmental Peacebuilding, Oct. 25

October 12, 2022

Join us as we celebrate International Open Access Week with a special conversation with Dr. Weinthal


Low Maintenance Book Club reads “Night of the Living Rez”

October 5, 2022

Get spooky as we read selections from Morgan Talty’s award-winning short story collection


5 Titles: Disability Justice

October 5, 2022

Recommended reads on activists who have fought and continue to fight for disability justice


Congratulations to Our Research and Writing Award Winners!

September 30, 2022

Winners will be recognized during Duke Family Weekend on Oct. 14


Grad Students: Apply for Archival Expeditions by Oct. 31

September 30, 2022

Apply now for a unique professional development opportunity designing learning experiences for students!


New Chat App for Mobile Research

September 27, 2022

If you want easy access to answers for burning research questions, we have the app for you!


Lilly Collection Spotlight: Library Things for Your Curiosity Voyage

September 27, 2022

Discover movies, books, comics, and music from the 1980s, inspired by the hit Netflix show Stranger Things


Check Out Textbooks for Free!

September 23, 2022

Our Top Textbooks program lets you check out assigned texts for Duke’s largest courses for up to 3 hours at a time


Event Series: Policing Pages, A History of Banned Books

September 21, 2022

Join us and the Duke Alumni Forever Learning Institute for a multidisciplinary look at the history of targeted tomes


What to Read This Month

September 19, 2022

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy, Current Literature, and OverDrive collections


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

September 16, 2022

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


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘The Memory Librarian’

September 7, 2022

Join us for our first in-person meeting since 2020 and a superstar reading selection!


Register Now: A Course to Change the Face of Philosophy

September 2, 2022

Want to contribute to an initiative to reform philosophy while taking part in open scholarly publishing?


The Librarian Is In: A Conversation with Joseph Salem, Duke’s New University Librarian

August 30, 2022

Salem recently joined Duke as the new Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs


In Memoriam: Michael Malone

August 30, 2022

A remembrance of the novelist, television writer, and former Duke professor of Theater Studies and English


Check Out the Latest Rubenstein Library Magazine Online

August 23, 2022

Read about Black lives in archives, developing an exhibit on the history of Duke’s Latinx students, and more.


From the Conservation Lab: When the Paper Is Too Nice

August 23, 2022

When a book made with handmade paper is in need of repair, you want to take extra good care of it.


What to Read This Month

August 18, 2022

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy, Contemporary Literature, and OverDrive collections!


Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

August 17, 2022

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


Meet Our New Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Studies

August 9, 2022

Diego A. Godoy’s arrival coincides with other exciting developments in Latin American Studies at Duke


Working@Duke Spotlights “Fixers” in Our Conservation Lab

August 4, 2022

Article on repair shops across campus highlights the handiwork and specialized skills of our expert conservators


A New Addition to Duke’s Uyghur-Language Collection

July 28, 2022

Works in Uyghur are hard to come by, and in danger of being erased from the historical record


What to Read This Month

July 19, 2022

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and OverDrive collections!


Announcing a Partnership with the Civil Rights Movement Archive

July 8, 2022

Collaboration is aimed at sustaining activist-centered history


A 2022 Duke Summer Reading List

July 6, 2022

Duke Alumni’s Lifelong Learning program suggests 11 titles from Duke authors for your summer reading nightstand


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

July 6, 2022

Join us this summer as we read Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece


Open Access Fee Fund COPE Set to Conclude in Summer 2022

June 24, 2022

Move marks a shift to open access initiatives that are more relevant in today’s publishing landscape


New Exhibit: Good Vibrations

June 19, 2022

A new exhibit in the Trent History of Medicine Room explores the shocking history of electrotherapy


What to Read This Month

June 16, 2022

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy, Contemporary Lit, and OverDrive collections


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

June 13, 2022

Join us this summer as we read Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece


$1,500 Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

June 6, 2022

Apply by June 15 for the Rudolph William Rosati Award


Sallie Bingham Discusses Her New Memoir, “Little Brother,” June 9

June 2, 2022

Join us for a conversation with the author about her newest book


Follow Us on Twitter

May 31, 2022

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


Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

May 27, 2022

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


New Opportunities to Make Your Publications Open Access

May 25, 2022

New agreement with Cambridge UP promises to make more Duke research openly available


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

May 23, 2022

Join us this summer as we read Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece


Biddle Exhibit Suite closed May 16–31

Biddle Exhibit Suite, with Virginia Woolf's writing desk
May 19, 2022

The Biddle Exhibit Suite is closed May 16-31 while we install a new exhibit. Please visit our other library exhibits in the meantime!


New Books by Duke Authors This Spring

May 17, 2022

From Ancient Rome to small-town Mississippi, these titles capture the imagination


Joseph Salem Named University Librarian

May 11, 2022

Salem will succeed Deborah Jakubs, who retires this month


5 Titles: What Is It Like to Be an International Student?

May 11, 2022

Recommended reads on the experiences of international students in higher education


Dracine Hodges Named Interim University Librarian

May 5, 2022

Hodges has worked in leadership roles in library technical services since 2016


Bingham Center Acquires Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Papers

May 3, 2022

Literary critic and pioneer of queer theory helped establish Duke as an intellectual leader in the critical study of sexuality


What to Read This Month

May 3, 2022

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and OverDrive collections


You Passed! Now Pass It On.

April 28, 2022

Donate your textbooks to the library so someone else can check them out for free.


Conducting Research After You Graduate

April 25, 2022

Here’s a look at the library services you can still use even after you’re no longer a Duke student


5 Titles: American Foodways

April 25, 2022

Food and flavor connect us to a place, telling a story of where we come from.


Your End-of-Semester Library Toolkit

April 20, 2022

Nearly there! Resources to help you power through finals and beyond.


You Passed! Now Pass It On.

April 18, 2022

Donate your textbooks to the library so someone else can check them out for free.


“Under the Blessed Arm of Freedom”: Searching for Jacob Chiles

April 18, 2022

The second in a series of posts tracking down details about the life of a formerly enslaved person


Film Screening and Q&A: ‘The Long Breakup’ Between Russia and Ukraine

April 13, 2022

Join us for a special documentary screening, followed by a Q&A with director Katya Soldak


Dr. Mark Palmeri: An Honest Assessment of Openness

April 13, 2022

One Duke professor shares his thoughts on open science, data publishing, and research impact


$1,500 Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

April 8, 2022

Apply now for the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award


Collection Spotlight: Asian American Studies

April 8, 2022

Join us for an event on April 11 to explore Asian American Studies in the Libraries


A Conversation on Latinx History at Duke, Apr. 8

April 4, 2022

Join student, faculty, and library staff curators for a conversation on our exhibit “Our History, Our Voice”


North Korea as Seen Through Its Stamps

April 4, 2022

Even the smallest images can become vehicles for propaganda


For Library Staff, Remote Work Is a Booklover’s Paradise

April 1, 2022

Starting this spring and summer, all library staff will be working full-time from Hawaii


Embracing a Broader Vision, Apr. 5

March 30, 2022

Join us for a conversation between historian Wesley Hogan and creator Lana Garland


“I Got a Story to Tell: Black Voices in Print,” Apr. 4

March 29, 2022

Explore Black lives in the collections of the Rubenstein Library


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads “Dubliners” by James Joyce

March 25, 2022

Join us March 29 for a discussion of three of the best-known stories from the collection


Meet Threa Almontaser, Rosati Visiting Writer, Mar. 29

March 24, 2022

Please join us as the award-winning poet reads from her recent work


Blue Dean Named Associate University Librarian for Development

March 21, 2022

Dean will join Libraries’ senior leadership team and lead organizational fundraising efforts


Lilly Collection Spotlight: Notable Women in Science and Beyond

March 18, 2022

For Women’s History Month, we shine a spotlight on notable women in the sciences and other areas of society and culture


Save the Date! “I Got a Story to Tell: Black Voices in Print,” Apr. 4

March 13, 2022

Explore Black lives in the collections of the Rubenstein Library


Duke LIFE Undergrads: Summer Research Grants Deadline Extended

March 10, 2022

Funding available for first-generation and low-income students to do research over the summer


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads “Dubliners” by James Joyce

March 8, 2022

Join us March 29 for a discussion of three of the best-known stories from the collection


Resources on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Our Librarian for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies shares some starting points for understanding the crisis


Meet Scifinder-n! Live Training Sessions and Other Resources

March 3, 2022

Join us to learn about new tools for researchers in chemistry, engineering, biology, the environment and medicine


What to Read This Month

March 2, 2022

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and OverDrive collections


From the Conservation Lab: Repairing Stapled Bindings

March 1, 2022

A look “under the covers” reveals that not all books are made equally


War in Ukraine: Where do we go from here?

International and Area Studies at Duke University Libraries
February 27, 2022

A moderated discussion on March 1, 2022 – 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm


5 Titles: Native American Women Anthropologists

February 24, 2022

Five books that offer a deeper understanding of Native American cultures, written by Native American women


Is the Library Accessible? Take Our Survey and Let Us Know

February 24, 2022

We want to know how people with visible and non-visible disabilities experience library spaces and services


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘A Psalm for the Wild-Built,’ Feb. 24

February 23, 2022

Never read solarpunk? Neither have we! Join us for a discussion of  Becky Chambers’ novella.


Code Repository vs. Archival Repository: You Need Both

February 23, 2022

Version control repositories and research data repositories can complement each other


Finding Your Voice: Developing an Exhibit on the History of Duke’s Latina/o/e/x Students

February 21, 2022

Please join the student and faculty curators at the opening of their new exhibition, “Our History, Our Voice: Latinx at Duke/Nuestra Historia, Nuestra Voz: Latinas/os/es/x en Duke.”


Exit Interview: 10 Questions for Deborah Jakubs

February 17, 2022

As she prepares to step down in May, we asked Deborah Jakubs to reflect on her nearly four decades at Duke


Is the Library Accessible? Take Our Survey and Let Us Know

February 17, 2022

We want to know how people with visible and non-visible disabilities experience library spaces and services


ONLINE EVENT: Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment, Feb. 16

February 15, 2022

David M. Rubenstein and Thavolia Glymph discuss Lincoln’s contributions to shaping the beliefs and values that define the U.S.


A Look Back at Durham’s First Chinese Restaurant

February 15, 2022

The history of the Oriental is as complicated and intriguing as the history of Durham itself


Uyghur Human Rights Activist Rushan Abbas, Feb. 15

February 13, 2022

Founder and Executive Director of the Campaign for Uyghurs to speak at the Power Plant Gallery


Lilly Streams: Documentary Films for Black History Month

February 10, 2022

Check out a trove of streaming documentaries available through the Libraries


Treat Your Pretty Little Self to a Mystery Date with a Book

February 8, 2022

Check out our display of mystery titles near the Perkins Service Desk through Feb. 16


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