Building Access

Library entrance

Evenings & Weekends

The Library is staffed from 8 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday. Library staff are not available on the weekends.  DIRECTIONS

Duke Health ID card/badge is required for access after 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends.

Note: Many of the Duke faculty, staff, and students are added to our restricted access list when ID badges are issued. However, there may be a delay of up to 2 weeks before your card is activated. Until that time, please use the doorbell to the left of the entrance and our Security Guard will let you in. If you cannot get access within 1 to 2 weeks after receiving your badge, then please complete the form below.

The Library is open to the general community as well as Duke University faculty, staff and students during weekday hours (7:30 am to 6 pm).

The Reading Room and Book Collections are available Monday - Friday: 8 am -11:30 pm; Saturday: 12 noon - 8 pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 12 midnight.

  • Duke Health

    Most ID badges provide access.

    If you are in this user group and find that your ID card does not provide access, please complete the form below.

  • Other Duke University faculty, staff, and students

    May have access. Monday - Friday: 6 pm – 11:30 pm; Saturday: 12 noon – 8 pm; Sunday: 12 noon – 12 midnight

    Please ring the doorbell and present your University ID card to the Security Guard.

  • Other Duke employees

    Access may be restricted.

    Exceptions will be made for other Duke employees who need to use the Library on evenings and weekends for educational and research purposes. 

    Please submit the form below to request access.

  • TRLN (UNC, NCSU, and NCCU) faculty and students

    May have access. Monday - Friday: 6 pm – 11:30 pm; Saturday: 12 noon – 8 pm; Sunday: 12 noon – 12 midnight

    Please ring the doorbell and present your current university ID card to the Security Guard.

  • Others/General public

    Access is usually NOT provided. 

    Special requests may be approved on a case-by-case basis.  Please call 919.660.1100.

    We will respond to your request within 2 business days.

Form to request access during evening and weekend hours

This form is for Duke staff only. All others, please call 919.660.1100. Note: Many of the Duke faculty, staff, and students are added to our restricted access list when ID badges are issued. However, there may be a delay of up to 2 weeks before your card is activated. Until that time, please use the doorbell to the left of the entrance and our Security Guard will let you in. If you cannot get access within 1 to 2 weeks after receiving your badge, please complete the form below.

Only cards with numbers beginning with 7720 can provide access. If you have an older card, you will need to get a new card from the DukeCard Office.
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