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Duke University students, faculty, and staff have access to several methods of Interlibrary Requests, including Interlibrary Loan from institutions beyond Duke University, Duke Requests from libraries within Duke University, and Interlibrary Use Programs for access and borrowing when visiting a partner library outside of Duke University.

Interlibrary Loan

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Request a Title
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After you place your request, Library staff will process your request through the service that is most likely to fulfill it.

Duke Requests

Request titles from Duke University Libraries through the Books & Media catalog; simply click the green "Request" button next to the item you want. You can also search the TRLN shared catalog and use the green "Request" button to ask for materials from NC Central, NC State, and UNC Chapel Hill.

Review loan periods and other information about borrowing at Duke University Libraries.

Interlibrary Use Programs

Duke students, faculty, and staff are eligible for borrowing privileges at libraries on the nearby campuses of UNC, NCSU, and NCCU.

You may have access to libraries and collections at other institutions through BorrowDirect and other partnerships; learn how.

Patrons with Disabilities

Circulation staff will retrieve materials and deliver them to you.

Missing Materials

Occasionally, our books go missing. If you cannot find a book that is listed in our catalog:

Suggest a Purchase

Suggest a title for the Duke Libraries staff to purchase for the permanent collection; you will be notified when approved requests are available to be checked out, typically within three to four weeks


Review in-depth information about who is eligible for Interlibrary Requests and how to place, track, pick up, or renew requests.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Interlibrary Request staff for Perkins, Bostock, Lilly, and Music Libraries.

(919) 660-5890
Box 90183
180 Telecom Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0183