Request Print Items
Undergraduate students, faculty and staff with disabilities may request that library staff deliver books from other Duke campus libraries or partner libraries to the library of their choice. For example, you may request that staff send a book housed at Lilly Library be sent to Perkins Library for pickup. This service is limited to books in our circulating collection and not rare books or books on reserve.
You can request a print item by first locating the item in the online catalog. Then click the green "Request" link, located on the right of the screen. Please make sure to identify yourself as needing assistance in the notes field of the request form before submitting your request. Library staff will retrieve materials (books or print journals) from the stacks and email you when they are available for check out.
For an in-person visit, the circulation staff will attempt to retrieve books and print journals for you immediately. If they cannot, they will hold your materials at a circulation desk of your choice.
If there is an electronic resource (for example, an article or book) online that you would like to access, and that item is held in Hathi Trust Digital Library, you may contact librarian Ciara Healy to download and send that item to you.
Use a Copier or Scanner
The library has a copier and scanners available for your use. If you have difficulty using the library’s copiers or scanners, ask library staff for assistance. Note that you will need a Duke Card or a white library copy card to use the copiers. For color copies you will need a Flex account in order to make copies.
View Accessibility Maps
Duke Disability Management System is the central clearing house for disability-related information for Duke University and Duke University Health System. It lists the kinds and location of assistive technology equipment on campus and provides accessibility maps of the university and health system campuses that detail:
- emergency phones
Participate in Programs
If you need special assistance in order to attend a program taking place at Duke University Libraries, such as a wheelchair, please contact the program's sponsor prior to the event.