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    Call us at 919.660.1100 and ask to speak to a librarian. Reference staff are available Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.

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    • This service is primarily for members of the Duke University community or for questions about the Medical Center Library & Archives' collections. Please note that these questions will be given priority.
  • Meet With a Librarian!
    • Reference staff are on call through the Medical Center Library's Service Desk Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.
    • Need help with a more complex research question or database search? Individual consultations are available by appointment for Medical Center faculty, staff and students. Use our online request form or contact the Library Service Desk at 919.660.1100 to set up an appointment. Generally, consultations can be scheduled within 3-5 days of calling.
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