Library Access After Graduation

Congratulations to all the graduating students at Duke Medicine!

You may be wondering what graduating means for your access to the Duke Medical Center Library. If you are leaving Duke, your NetID will continue to work for a short period of time - generally a couple of months. After this point, you will no longer be able to access the electronic journals, databases, and other online resources that Duke subscribes to.

You may still come into the Library and use the resources while on campus. If you are working locally in Durham County but not at Duke, you may apply for a print borrowers card so that you can continue to borrow print materials.

You can also continue to use the Library's Web pages - on the Databases page, no icon means that the resource is available without restrictions. We also have a page of free resources for health professionals that connects you to high quality resources that do not require subscriptions.

If you have set up a MyNCBI account, it will continue to work wherever you go. If you sign into NCBI via the Duke NetID, please link your NCBI profile to a Google account or an NCBI username and password so that you can access your account in other ways once your NetID is turned off.

For more on alumni services, please visit our alumni guide.

If you have any questions about accessing resources after graduation, please email or call us at 919.660.1100! We're happy to help guide you through this transition!