Borrow Items

If you do not have a current affiliation with Duke, you can obtain borrowing privileges for one year by joining the Friends of the Duke University Libraries with a minimum donation of $100.  

A Friends' borrowing card allows you to check out print materials from:

To receive a borrowing card, please visit the Circulation Desk at Perkins, Lilly or Goodson Library, or visit the Friends of the Duke University Libraries website for more information on how to give.  A minimum gift of $100 is required to obtain or renew a borrowing card.  If you plan to give online , please allow at least 48 hours before requesting a card to allow your gift to process.  

Please note: Materials may not be removed from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Learn more about using the Rubenstein Reading Room .  Please contact the Ford Library at the Fuqua School of Business directly for information about borrowing materials from their collections.

Off-campus access to e-journals and databases is not available for Friends of the Duke University Libraries.  If you are interested in accessing an online database or e-journal, please visit one of our locations.  

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