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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


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

February 8, 2022

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


Dispatches from the Nuremberg Trials

February 3, 2022

An up-close encounter with WWII history in the archives


Get Help Uncovering and Building Your Family Tree

February 3, 2022

Did you know we offer a number of genealogy tools, at no charge?


Duke LIFE Undergrads: Apply Now for Summer Research Grants

January 31, 2022

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


Native Americans in North Carolina: The Path from the Past to the Present

January 28, 2022

A new exhibit in Lilly Library highlights the history of Native Americans in NC


5 Titles: Pioneering Women in STEM

January 28, 2022

Five books on five women whose pioneering research made lasting contributions


Save the Date! Abraham Lincoln and the American Experiment, Feb. 16

January 25, 2022

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


Blue Devil of the Week: Virginia Martin

January 24, 2022

Martin leads a team who oversee millions of electronic resources available through our website


“The Water Defenders” Wins 2021 Méndez Human Rights Book Award

January 21, 2022

The story of El Salvadorans who fought to combat the exploitation of their country’s natural resources


Witness to Guantanamo Exhibit Opening and Artist’s Talk, Jan. 27

January 18, 2022

Join us at the Power Plant Gallery for a new exhibit and event series around the legacy of “Gitmo”


Exhibit Opening: Land of Lapis Lazuli and Gold, Feb. 3

January 18, 2022

International and Area Studies exhibit highlights library collections on Afghanistan


Check Out Our Data Workshops Offered This Semester

January 12, 2022

Our Center for Data and Visualization Sciences workshops can help you save time, increase the impact of your research, and further your career goals


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

January 10, 2022

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


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

January 7, 2022

Join us as we read the classic play that inspired the new movie Cyrano, starring Peter Dinklage


Imagining Duke’s Campus in 1000 AD

January 7, 2022

Every American university, including Duke, is built on what was once native land


New Online Exhibit Explores the History of Vaccine Hesitancy

January 4, 2022

This historical moment may feel unprecedented, but vaccine hesitancy has a long history in the U.S.


Aliens and Other Things We Digitized in 2021

January 4, 2022

Digitization is time-consuming work, but also thought-provoking in unexpected ways


Are You on Our Email List?

December 30, 2021

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


Follow Us on Twitter

December 23, 2021

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


Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

December 19, 2021

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


Adopt a Book: It’s the Perfect Gift

December 13, 2021

Our Adopt-a-Book Program not only helps us preserve library collections, but it makes a great gift for family or friends!


Congratulations to Our Research and Writing Award Winners!

December 8, 2021

Meet the winners of our annual awards recognizing original research and writing by Duke students


What to Read This Month

December 8, 2021

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and OverDrive collections


Your End-of-Semester Library Toolkit, Fall 2021

December 2, 2021

You’ve almost made it! Here are some resources to help you power through the end of the semester and beyond


Online Event, Dec. 6: “Waiting to Be Discovered”

December 2, 2021

A conversation between Duke historian Adriane Lentz-Smith and poet Crystal Simone Smith


De-Stress and Get Writing Help at the Paper Station, Dec. 2

November 29, 2021

Meet with Thompson Writing Studio consultants, get crafty, and get a jump on the end of the semester


Take Our 2-Minute Survey. You Could Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

November 22, 2021

Your responses will help us improve library services and spaces


Celebrating Thirty Years of Duke’s East Asian Collections

November 22, 2021

Check out our new exhibit in the Stone Family Gallery, curated by our International and Area Studies Department


“Leonard: Political Prisoner” Wins Human Rights Audio Documentary Award

November 18, 2021

New award seeks to support outstanding documentary artists exploring human rights and social justice


What Does It Mean When a Librarian Says…?

November 16, 2021

A quick primer for undergraduates who are new to academic research.


New Exhibit Opens Nov. 16: “To Stand By the Side of Freedom”

November 14, 2021

Copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment, signed by Abraham Lincoln, on display


Our Latest Newsletter Is Out!

November 12, 2021

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


LIFE Summer Fellowship Reflections

November 10, 2021

One of the recipients of our summer research fellowships for LIFE students reflects on the experience


In Honor of Veterans Day, 5 Titles About Military Women

November 10, 2021

This month we highlight books about women fighting to gain equal footing with their male soldier counterparts


Our Statement on Potentially Harmful Language in Library Descriptions

November 4, 2021

Read about our commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language


Photography Exhibit Opening Event: The Pretend Villages, Nov. 4

November 2, 2021

Join us for an artist talk, gallery viewing, and book signing with photographer and Duke professor Christopher Sims


LIFE Summer Fellowship Reflections

November 1, 2021

One of the recipients of our summer research fellowships for LIFE students reflects on the experience


What to Read This Month

November 1, 2021

Recommended reads from our OverDrive and New & Noteworthy Collections


5 Titles: Horror Films from African American Directors

October 29, 2021

Take a dive into some older and perhaps overlooked spooky films lurking in the stacks


University Librarian Deborah Jakubs to Retire in 2022

October 27, 2021

Jakubs, who was appointed University Librarian in 2005, will step down after 38 years of service at Duke


Lilly Collection Spotlight: Scary Movies for a Horror-ful Halloween

October 27, 2021

We’ve hand-picked some of the creepiest films from our collections to give you the thrills and chills you need


LIFE Summer Fellowship Reflections

October 27, 2021

One of the recipients of our summer research fellowships for LIFE students reflects on the experience


Powerful Documentary Films Honoring Indigenous Peoples

October 19, 2021

Explore new cultures and topics through the lens of award-winning filmmakers, streaming and on DVD


Apply for Archival Expeditions, Deadline 10/29

October 11, 2021

Grad students: Work with a faculty member to design a learning module involving archival materials


$10M Brings Lilly Library Renovation Closer

October 7, 2021

Grant from The Duke Endowment supports project, which will improve the first-year experience at Duke


Workshop: Delving for Memories, Oct. 22

October 7, 2021

Join us for an exploration of Wu Wenguang’s oral history project about China’s Great Famine


Low Maintenance Book Club Reads ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’

October 6, 2021

Take a seat at the round table as we discuss the Arthurian legend that inspired the new movie starring Dev Patel


Genealogy Resources Available to the Duke Community

October 4, 2021

Interested in learning more about your family history, but don’t know where to start? Check out this handy guide.


What to Read This Month

September 30, 2021

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and OverDrive collections


Lilly Collection Spotlight: Películas for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2021

A sampling of films in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans


5 Titles on Environmental Justice

September 22, 2021

An occasional series highlighting library resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion


If These Saws Could Talk

September 22, 2021

Amputation kits offer a “sharp” lesson in the ways that surgery has evolved over the centuries


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