Library Services and Resources During Coronavirus Response

The Medical Center Library & Archives is working closely with university officials to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus while maintaining library services and resources in support of clinical care, education, and research.

To that end, effective Friday March 13th at 5 pm, the Medical Center Library & Archives, located in the Seeley G. Mudd Bldg, will be Duke Health badge access only 24/7 with Library staff working remotely.

How can you get assistance?
You can contact Library staff through our chat function between 9a and 5p, Monday through Friday. Library staff are available to meet with faculty, staff, and students by phone, email, and WebEx. Library workshops will all be held online.

Who can get into the building?
Anyone with a Duke Health ID badge will have access to the building. Duke University ID badge holders and non-Duke individuals will not have access to the building at this time.

Can I get a print book?
The print books and the Reading Room are unavailable at this time. If you need an item urgently for a class or for the care of a patient, please email to make a request. We will do our best to fill these urgent requests.

Can I make requests for Interlibrary Loan items?
Our Interlibrary Loan and article scanning services will continue for the foreseeable future for articles only. Please continue to make requests through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan form.

How long will this last?
We will follow guidance from university and health system leadership on plans, but we do not yet know when regular hours and access will be reinstated.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Megan von Isenburg, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives, at