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5 Anson St.
Durham, N.C. 27703
Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm
Contact us:
Phone: (919) 596-3097 or (919) 613-6535
Fax: (919) 598-3103
Mail: Box 90174 Durham, N.C. 27708
Duke University’s Library Service Center (LSC) is a state-of-the-art, high-density repository that opened in 2001 to store and to preserve the expanding collections of the Duke University Libraries. Located about 10 minutes from Duke's main campus, the LSC currently stores more than 3 million books and has the potential to store more than 15 million.
Staff maintain the LSC collections in impressive, 30-foot-high shelving units and locate and reshelve books with the help of special lifts and a meticuluous electronic scanning system.
Other LSC hallmarks include:
Retrieving and delivering materials throughout the Duke University Libraries system within 24 hours of your request.
Processing your requests five days a week, Monday through Friday.
Welcoming you and other Duke University Libraries patrons for free tours and book pickup.
Assisting you as you conduct research in the LSC Reading Room. Call in advance and staff will deliver your order to the LSC Reading Room, where you can browse the materials and make photocopies.
Schedule a Tour
The Library Service Center is open to all Duke University Libraries patrons, and staff welcome you to the facility for a free tour. Contact LSC Manager Marvin Tillman for more information.
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411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5870
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