Borrowing Policy: Who Can Check Out What?

Fuqua Faculty

  • Books: Semester loan
  • Journals & Magazines: 1 week
  • Audiobooks: 4 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Kindles: 4 weeks

Duke Faculty

  • Books: Semester loan
  • Journals & Magazines: free photocopies
  • Audiobooks: 4 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Kindles: 4 weeks

All Fuqua / Duke Students:

  • Books: 28 days
  • Journals & Magazines: library use only
  • Audiobooks: 4 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Kindles: 4 weeks

Fuqua Staff / Duke Staff:

  • Books: 28 days
  • Journals & Magazines: library use only
  • Audiobooks: 4 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Kindles: 4 weeks

Fuqua & Duke Alumni:

  • Books: 28 days
  • Journals & Magazines: library use only
  • Audiobooks: 4 weeks (28 days)
  • DVDs: 1 week (Fuqua) | NA (Duke)
  • Kindles: NA

TRLN Borrowers:

  • Non-Reserve Books: 28 days
  • Reserve Materials: not eligible for loan
  • Journals & Magazines: library use only
  • Audiobooks: 4 weeks
  • DVDs: not eligible for loan
  • Kindles: not eligible for loan

Borrowers from NCCU, NCSU, and UNC-CH need a current Duke Library account to borrow items. Register for an account if you have not previously borrowed items from a Duke University Library.

We can determine if item(s) are available and eligible for borrowing; and we can place these items on hold for 24 hours at our Circulation Desk. Call 919-660-7875 or email us to request this service.

TRLN Borrowers must visit Ford Library during our public access hours.

Have A Question?

Chat support is available Monday - Friday, 8AM-6PM while classes are in session. If chat is offline, call our Main Desk number below, or send an email at the link below.


How To Borrow

  • For current Duke/Fuqua students, faculty, & staff, your Duke picture ID is your "library card". Your Duke ID must be presented when you check out materials.
  • Our Detailed Circulation Policies apply to all borrowers.

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