- How do I get a borrower’s card?
Duke Medicine faculty, staff, and students - Your Duke ID badge serves as your borrower’s card.
- Want a book?
Book stacks (Level 1) are open and available for individual browsing with no reservation required. To borrow books, enter your Duke NetID and password in the self checkout machine in the Reading Room on Level 1. If you prefer to have a book pulled for you and made available for pick up, that will remain an option as well. Simply place a hold in the online catalog for the book you need.
- Want a journal article?
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.
There is no charge to Duke borrowers for all article requests. If there are copyright or other fees associated with your article request, we will contact you.
- Finding Specific Journal Articles & Full Text from Duke Collections
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:
- Duke PubMed: Search for article citation information, then follow Getit@Duke links or links to free full text in PubMed Central (PMC)
- E-Journals: Search by journal title for all subjects and disciplines for all the libraries across Duke
- Duke Libraries Fulltext Articles: Search by article title to check all holdings across Duke libraries
- Duke Libraries Catalog: Search for full holdings, including print by journal name
If you are having trouble determining if access is available, please contact Interlibrary Loan at 919.660.1138.
- Want a digital health device?
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.
- Want to renew online?
You can easily renew a book online.
- Use your NetID and password or your 10-digit library card/badge number and its verification.
- Select the titles you want renewed and jot down the new due date.
- Items that are overdue or have been recalled or have holds may NOT be renewed.
How many times can I renew?
- Books loaned for 3 months (91) days – 2 renewals
- Books loaned for 4 weeks – 2 renewals
- Want to reserve an item for a class?
Our staff can help make it easier to provide Library-licensed resources for degree-granting academic programs, ACGME- and ICGME-accredited residency programs, and internal workforce development initiatives 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
- Where do I return Library materials?
Please return books to the book drop located to the left of the Library's front entrance.
- Want to pay online for an Interlibrary Loan if not a Duke borrower?
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.