Duke Kunshan Library

Duke opened its new campus in China last fall.  The Duke Kunshan campus now has students and a library!

While many materials available to the Kunshan community are in electronic format, the Duke Kunshan campus library does have a small collection of print materials which will appear in Duke’s online catalog.

Why are these materials unavailable to Durham campus students and faculty? The Kunshan Library collection is very small and has been selected to support the initial classes in Kunshan, such as global health and medical physics, and those materials need to remain available to students and faculty based on that campus.  In addition, shipping print materials back and forth between China and Durham, NC is both costly and time consuming.  For these reasons materials cannot be borrowed between the two campuses;  Kunshan is not able to borrow the print materials in Durham either.

Notice something that Kunshan has that our Library does not have?  You may send a suggestion for purchasing a print volume to medical-librarian@duke.edu.