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.

ID card/badge access is required 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 will be available Monday-Friday: 8 am -11:30 pm; Saturday: 12 noon - 8 pm; Sunday: 12 noon - 12 midnight.









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, then 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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