Books

Please note: Users are not allowed into the stacks or Reading Room to browse and check out print books. Please use our Library Takeout Service to identify, request, and pick up print books from the Medical Center Library and other libraries at Duke. Please note: This process can take up to 7-10 days due to quarantine times and transfers between libraries.

Use the search function below to search the library catalog for books in all the Duke University libraries.
E-Book Collections are also linked directly from the Finding and Using E-Books page.

Book Locations and Availability

All books, including the Engel Collection for recreational reading, are located on Level 1 in Room 102. They are available Monday-Friday: 8 am – 11:30 pm; Saturday: 12 noon – 8 pm; and Sunday: 12 noon – 12 midnight.

    • A - WF  (Room 102F); WG - Z  and Oversize books (Room 102C)
    • Most older books (pre-1995) have "Off-site Stacks" or “LSC General” listed as the location in the online catalog and are stored in the Library Service Center.
    • Books can also be delivered to the PA and School of Nursing facilities.

To Request Books (pre-1995) from Off-site Storage

  • Find the item you want in the catalog, then click on the green “Request” button.
  • Login with your NetID and password.
  • Books will be available for pickup at the location you request.

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