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Library Takeout Service: Now Taking Orders!

Thu, 2020-07-02 18:32

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

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Reading The Decameron, the Original Quarantine Book, in Quarantine

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:00

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

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Casting a Critical Eye on Hayti “Renewal” Maps

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:00

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

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From the Rubenstein Library: Diary of a Slave Trader

Fri, 2020-06-26 18:48

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

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Anti-Racism and Black Liberation: A Resource Guide

Wed, 2020-06-24 15:51

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

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Farewell, Kristina Troost, and Job Well Done!

Mon, 2020-06-22 15:56

Japanese Studies Librarian to retire after 30 years at Duke

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Streaming Films for Juneteenth 2020

Fri, 2020-06-19 15:08

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

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

Thu, 2020-06-18 15:55

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

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Pandemic Reflections: The Ten Plagues of Egypt

Mon, 2020-06-15 20:07

Our Librarian for Jewish Studies reconsiders one of the earliest recorded stories of infectious disease

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New FAQ on Resuming Library Services

Fri, 2020-06-12 18:09

Learn about our phased plans for reopening, as well as contactless pickup of books and other materials

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A Statement of Our Commitment

Mon, 2020-06-08 17:33

A message to our community about how the Libraries are taking action against racial injustice

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What to Read This Month

Fri, 2020-06-05 10:00

Recommended reads highlighting the black experience and black excellence

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Lilly Looks – A Summer Premiere

Thu, 2020-06-04 10:00

Insider glimpses of our resources, films, books, and beyond, presented in short video posts

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How to Make Woven and Interlocking Books

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:00

One of our conservators shows how, with a few simple tools, you can create these beautiful books at home

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Grad Students: Apply for Fall Archival Expeditions by June 26

Tue, 2020-06-02 16:43

Interested in engaging students with digital and physical primary source materials?

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Putting the “Global” Back Into Global Pandemic, Part 2

Thu, 2020-05-28 10:05

Our librarians share recommended reads and resources about pandemics throughout world history

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When It Rains on the Inside

Thu, 2020-05-28 10:00

Even during a pandemic, minor library disasters can strike and have to be dealt with

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On the Occasion of Ros Raeford’s Retirement

Tue, 2020-05-26 15:06

A look back at a forty-three year career in Duke’s libraries

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Learning from Our Students

Tue, 2020-05-26 15:03

A snapshot of findings from our most recent student survey

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Putting the “Global” Back Into Global Pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:53

Our librarians share recommended reads and resources about pandemics throughout world history

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