Library staff, services, and resources are available online. Building access is restricted. Please refer to Library Services & Resources During COVID-19 for updated information on borrowing, requesting and renewing at this time.
Duke Medicine faculty, staff, and students - Your Duke ID badge serves as your borrower’s card.
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. All Duke Health badge holders must make an appointment for Book Pickup.
Not available online? Check the online catalog to see if Duke owns it.
Print version at Duke?
Duke Medicine and Duke Health System patrons - Use our FREE scanning service for journals available anywhere at Duke.
Duke University patrons - Request free scanning service through primary Duke library.
Journal article not at Duke?
Request the article through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Service.
Duke Medicine faculty, staff and students may use this service.
Please check if articles are available in Duke collections before making an Interlibrary Loan request. There are many ways to check for Duke access including:
If you are having trouble determining if access is available, please contact Interlibrary Loan at 919.660.1138.
Items in the Digital Health Device Collection can be borrowed by researchers across Duke Health and Duke University to facilitate appropriate device selection for use in their research or clinical needs.
You can easily renew a book online.
How many times can I renew?
Our staff can help make it easy to access Library-licensed resources accessible for courses and training programs at Duke. Materials can be linked from within courses in Sakai, Canvas, or BlueDocs.
Best practices for complying with copyright are to link to articles and books rather than posting copies of these in course sites. We realize it can be challenging to identify the best link for an electronic article or book. For assistance, please see Creating Links to Journal Articles, our Copyright Guide, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see: Course Reserves
Please return books to the book drop located to the left of the Library's front entrance.
You can pay your invoice for Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) online at https://payments.mclibrary.duke.edu/ill using a credit card. Just enter the invoice number, payment amount, and billing information. This is a secure payment system which uses DukePay and meets all of Duke’s criteria for handling online and credit card payments.