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Don’t-Miss Database: GeoRef

May 14, 2024

Looking for a tool to conduct comprehensive searches of geoscience literature? Try GeoRef!

Lilly Library Renovation Update

May 9, 2024

Get the scoop on library services on East Campus this summer, as our renovation kicks off

Read ‘Don Quixote’ with the Low Maintenance Book Club

May 8, 2024

It’s almost summer, which means it’s time for BIG BOOKS

WATCH: Building Manager Serves as ‘Point Guard’ for Duke Libraries

May 6, 2024

Daniel Walker is the 2024 recipient of the Florence Blakely Collaboration Award

Faculty Panel: Duke Open Monograph Award, May 7

May 2, 2024

Hear from three Duke authors about the experience and outcomes of publishing their books open-access

Duke Receives Capstone $5 Million Grant for Lilly Library Renovation

April 30, 2024

The donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. comes just as the project is scheduled to begin

You Passed! Now Pass It On. Donate Your Textbooks to the Library.

April 25, 2024

We’ll make them available for other students to check out for free.

Your End-of-Semester Library Toolkit, Spring 2024

April 23, 2024

You’re almost there! Here are some resources to power you through the end of the semester and beyond.

Research Tools to Use After You Graduate

April 22, 2024

Helpful tips on how to do research after your Duke library privileges change

Learning about Islamic Bookbinding in the Conservation Lab

April 22, 2024

We recently hosted a workshop with Yasmeen Khan, Head of Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress

Roderico Yool Díaz Wins Rubenstein Library Digital Storytelling Award

April 17, 2024

Photojournalist recognized for documenting 2012-2015 Guatemalan genocide trials

New Exhibit: Come See “Something Special” at the Rubenstein

April 17, 2024

New exhibit explores the history of the Rubenstein Library and special collections at Duke

Join Us for the Lilly Library Renovation Kickoff, Apr. 16

April 15, 2024

Enjoy refreshments, special swag, and write a personal message on Lilly’s walls before it gets renovated!

Apply Now for Our Creative Writing Awards!

April 15, 2024

Are you a Duke undergraduate who enjoys creative writing? Share your work with us!

Don’t-Miss Database: Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry

April 11, 2024

Find full-text poems, hear them read aloud, and check out other cool features

Lilly Library Is Giving Away Its Loeb Classics. Want One?

April 8, 2024

The collection duplicates holdings in Perkins and other Duke libraries

Book Talk: Prisoners of Congress, Apr. 11

April 5, 2024

Join us for a discussion with author and Duke alumnus Norman E. Donoghue II

Get Started with the Duke Research Data Repository (+ Free Pizza!)

April 2, 2024

Join us for an overview of the Duke Research Data Repository and how it can help you!

Book Talk: Live Dead, Apr. 5

March 31, 2024

Join us for the second talk celebrating a new book series from Duke University Press

Join Us for Black Lives in Archives Day, Apr. 1

March 25, 2024

Stop by our annual open house celebrating the richness of Black print culture

Don’t-Miss Database: Trismegistos

March 20, 2024

Discover ancient writings on papyrus, stone, pottery, and metal from collections around the world

A Big Art Move Paves the Way for the Lilly Renovation

March 18, 2024

During Spring Break, most of Lilly’s distinctive art and furnishings were moved to storage

Archives, Exhibits, and Literature Dialogue: Mar. 20

March 16, 2024

Join us for a discussion about the productive intersections between archives, exhibits, and literature

ONLINE: Low Maintenance Book Club Reads Remote Control

March 13, 2024

Join us for a discussion of the novella by Hugo Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okafor

Announcing Our New Strategic Plan: “Where Curiosity Leads”

March 12, 2024

A year in the making, the plan serves as our roadmap for the next 5 years

Staying Local for Spring Break? Join Us for Tea!

March 7, 2024

Join us for conversation, refreshments, crafts, and good company

Faculty: Take Our Survey on the True Costs of Course Materials

March 5, 2024

How much do Duke undergrads spend on course materials? Help us find out!

Two Library Dates to Remember This Spring

February 28, 2024

Be aware of potential service interruptions this semester, and plan ahead!

Not What the Doctor Ordered: Quackery in the Archives

February 27, 2024

A look at alternative and unorthodox medicine in the Rubenstein’s History of Medicine Collections

Charting the Landscape of Jewish Modernism

February 21, 2024

A look at how our newest exhibit in the Mary Duke Biddle Room came together

Don’t-Miss Database: CAB Abstracts

Photo of unnamed grassy, mountainous region with title CAB Abstracts superimposed
February 16, 2024

Check out this great resource for climate and environmental research topics

My Unexpected Journey in the Medieval/Renaissance FOCUS Cluster

February 13, 2024

A first-year Duke student reflects on delving into the past in the classroom and the archives

What to Read This Month

February 13, 2024

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

Pieces of Black History You Can Hold in Your Hands

February 5, 2024

Through archival collections, the Duke University Libraries preserve connections to Black culture

Low Maintenance Book Club Reads “Romancing Mister Bridgerton”

February 1, 2024

Join us as we read the inspiration for the third season of the hit show Bridgerton

Book Talk: Get Shown the Light, Feb. 2

February 1, 2024

Join us for the launch of a new book series from Duke University Press

7 Questions for the Curators of Our Centennial Exhibit

January 29, 2024

Meet the four Duke undergrads behind our “Our Duke: Constructing a Century”

“Still Life with Bones” Wins Méndez Award

January 26, 2024

Author Alexa Hagerty to visit Duke and speak February 29

Book Series Launch: Studies in the Grateful Dead

January 24, 2024

Join us for two author talks this semester and the launch of a new book series from Duke University Press

Duke LIFE Undergrads: Apply Now for Summer Research Grants

January 24, 2024

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

“Our Duke” Centennial Exhibit Opening, Jan. 24

January 22, 2024

Join us for the opening of a special exhibit marking 100 years of Duke University

Don’t-Miss Database: The Japan Times Archives

January 18, 2024

Search digitized issues of Japan’s largest and longest running English-language newspaper

ICYMI: Ten Streaming Documentaries for MLK Day

January 17, 2024

In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, these films champion the ideals of freedom, social justice, and equality

More Open Access Publishing Opportunities with ACM and RSC

January 15, 2024

Duke authors now have even more opportunities to publish open access without paying a fee

Blood Drive in Perkins Library, Jan. 19

January 14, 2024

Appointments are available now. Help us save lives by giving blood!

Photo Essay: One Fine Day at Duke

January 10, 2024

Take a look behind the scenes at the day in the life of the Duke University Libraries

Meet Our New Resident Librarian for South and Southeast Asian Studies

January 8, 2024

Adhitya Dhanapal is the newest member of our International and Area Studies Department

Centennial Exhibit: “Our Duke: Constructing a Century”

January 8, 2024

Check out our special Centennial Celebration exhibit marking 100 years of Duke University

Blood Drive in Perkins Library, Jan. 19

January 2, 2024

Appointments are available now. Help us save lives by giving blood!

New Video: Fulfilling a Rare Materials Digitization Request

December 29, 2023

See what’s involved behind the scenes in digitizing archival materials for researchers

Read Our Latest Magazine and Annual Report

December 26, 2023

Read about the latest updates and initiatives in the Duke University Libraries

Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

December 23, 2023

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

Rubenstein Library Acquires Archive of Photographer Danny Lyon

December 19, 2023

Lyon shot some of the most powerful images of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s

Saint Nicholas’s Long and Winding Road to Duke

December 17, 2023

How did a medieval manuscript migrate from Germany to London, and finally to Durham?

Analyzing Duke’s Ukrainian-Language Collection

December 15, 2023

A deep dive into a collection of historical and cultural significance at Duke

Apply Now for 2024-25 Rubenstein Library Research Travel Grants

December 12, 2023

Awards of up to $1,500 support research projects using Rubenstein collections

Your End-of-Semester Library Toolkit

December 7, 2023

You’re almost there! Here are some resources to power you through the end of the semester and beyond.

Announcing the Conservation Documentation Archive

December 5, 2023

Every collection item our conservators have treated over the last 26 years

Enticing Engineers: New Areas of Outreach in the Rubenstein Library

December 4, 2023

A look back at our open house for students and faculty of the Pratt School

Why We’re Dropping Basecamp

December 1, 2023

We’ve used the project management platform for almost a decade, but no longer

In Memory of Jerry LeVerne Perry Chappell W’62

November 30, 2023

Earlier this month, the Duke University Libraries lost a longtime and cherished friend

What’s Streaming at Duke Libraries: Native American Culture and History

November 29, 2023

Check out these films available from streaming platforms we provide access to

From the Archives: When Circus Elephants Sold Cars

November 28, 2023

How photos of a circus side hustle tell the story of the American auto industry

Don’t-Miss Database: Qwest TV EDU

November 23, 2023

Check out this video streaming channel showcasing Black music and global sounds

Have 3 Minutes? Take the Perkins Library Customer Service Experience Survey!

November 20, 2023

Help us improve our services and let us know how we can help you even better!

Don’t Make This for Thanksgiving: Archival Asparagus Cream Mold

November 19, 2023

Wherein we celebrate the (regrettable?) return of the Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen

New Video: Fulfilling a Rare Materials Digitization Request

November 16, 2023

See what’s involved behind the scenes in digitizing archival materials for researchers

Join Duke’s 2024 Research Data Visualization Competition and Showcase!

November 15, 2023

This year’s data visualizations will touch on the theme “Through Time”

LIFE Summer Research Grant Reflections

November 9, 2023

A Duke senior looks back on the research project made possible by a library grant for LIFE students

Understanding the World Through a Home Medicine Chest

November 8, 2023

Medicine chests and other historical medical artifacts can provide a window into the past

Duke-UNC Sports Symposium, Nov. 10

November 7, 2023

A day-long event on intercollegiate athletics in higher education, free and open to the public

What You Need To Vote in Tuesday’s Municipal Elections

November 2, 2023

Durham voters will choose a new mayor and three city council representatives on Nov. 7

Native and Indigenous Comics and Graphic Novels, Nov. 13

November 2, 2023

Join us for a discussion of pop culture media celebrating Indigenous identity with Dr. Lee Francis IV

Why Historian John Hope Franklin’s Work Remains Essential Today

October 30, 2023

A look back at our 2-day symposium on the legacy of Franklin’s “From Slavery to Freedom”

What to Read This Month

October 27, 2023

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

Good Reads for Fall: New Books From Duke Authors

October 27, 2023

A roundup of some of the most recently published and soon-to-be-out titles

‘Making AI Generative’ at Duke and Beyond with Ithaka S+R

October 26, 2023

Duke is joining other leading institutions committed to “making AI generative for their campus community”

Lilly Collection Spotlight: Bad Houses

October 25, 2023

Enjoy a spine-tingling Lilly Library Collection Spotlight, just in time for Halloween

THIS WEEK: Duke, NCCU Symposium on ‘From Slavery to Freedom’

October 23, 2023

Join us for this Oct. 24-25 event featuring leading scholars in history and African American studies

In Conversation about the National Black Justice Coalition, Oct. 24

October 20, 2023

Join us for a special exhibit tour and panel discussion about Black LGBTQ history and futures

The Making of a Poet: Five Years in Six Egyptian Prisons, Oct. 23-27

October 20, 2023

Join us for a series of events with Egyptian poet Mohsen Mohamed and translator Sherine Elbanhawy

Grab Free Snacks, $25 Gift Cards at Our First Survey Data Party!

October 18, 2023

Help us improve the Libraries to better meet the needs of Duke undergrads like you

Don’t-Miss Databases: ProQuest Black Studies

October 18, 2023

Anyone looking for primary sources in African American studies should start here

Congratulations to Our Research and Writing Award Winners!

October 11, 2023

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022-2023 library writing and research awards.

Fall Break RCR Workshops for Grad Students, Oct. 16-17

October 10, 2023

Fall Break is a great time to earn lots of RCR credits in just two days!

Q&A: Archival Expeditions Fellow Katie Carithers

October 9, 2023

Archival Expeditions introduces Duke graduate students to teaching with digital and physical primary sources

Low Maintenance Book Club Reads Edgar Allan Poe, Oct. 30

October 9, 2023

Get spooky with us as we read short selections by the original master of macabre

Oct 5: Open Scholarship in the Humanities

October 3, 2023

Insights from Duke graduate students’ digital projects (lunch included)

Living History from One Generation to the Next

October 2, 2023

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports SNCC Legacy Project

Open Scholarship in the Humanities: Nitin Luthra

September 29, 2023

Part of a series on researchers who have engaged in open scholarship at Duke

Phrenology and the Stuff of Spies

September 28, 2023

Searching for women in medicine, an archivist stumbles on a history lesson in spycraft

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Through a Streaming Lens

September 26, 2023

Check out the new video streaming service available through the Libraries: PROJECTR

Virginia Woolf Desk Gets a Prominent New Home

September 26, 2023

Visit the desk in its new location off the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery

Open Scholarship in the Humanities: Emilie Menzel

September 21, 2023

Part of a series on researchers who have engaged in open scholarship at Duke

What to Read This Month

September 20, 2023

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

Birthing Black Mothers by Jennifer Nash: Faculty Bookwatch, Sept. 21

September 18, 2023

Join us to celebrate and discuss Prof. Nash’s recent book with a panel of distinguished respondents

American Methodist Missionaries in Duke’s Korean Studies Collection

September 18, 2023

Our Korean Studies Librarian delves into history of the library’s collection

Open Scholarship in the Humanities: Ann Chapman Price

September 14, 2023

Part of a series on researchers who have engaged in open scholarship at Duke

From Duke Mag: A Beautiful Find

September 13, 2023

Duke’s one-of-a-kind copy of a landmark botanical text rewrites the author’s life story

Duke Engineering Exposition at Rubenstein Library, Sept. 27

September 12, 2023

Join us for a special open house for students, faculty, and staff with the Pratt School of Engineering

News, Events, and Exhibits from Duke University Libraries