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Summer 2021- Due to campus restrictions, alumni are unable to visit the libraries or borrow materials.
Borrow Items
In spring 2021, borrowing of physical materials is limited to faculty, students, and staff until further notice.
Typically, the Duke Alumni Card provides borrowing privileges to the following libraries:
Perkins and Bostock Libraries
Divinity School Library
Lilly Library
Music Library
For access, please bring your Duke Alumni Card to the circulation desk at Perkins Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Materials may not be removed from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, but visitors can view materials in the Rubenstein  reading room .
Other Resources
Duke alumni have access to many of the services used by students, such as:
Ask questions of reference librarians
Browse digital collections
Catch up on library news 
Access freely available databases and search tools
Friends of the Duke University Libraries
Learn more about Friends of the Duke University Libraries, an association of alumni, faculty, staff and other bibliophiles who are dedicated to promoting the interests of the Duke University Libraries.
Access Online Databases
Duke University Libraries provides access to online databases for all alumni. Alumni must first register with the Duke Alumni Directory.
Access Databases
American Culture
Everyday Life & Women in America, 1800–1920
Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950–1975
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960–1974
Business Expert Press
Citation Management
Dance in Video
Asian American Drama
Audio Drama: The LA Theatre Works Collection
Black Drama: 1850–Present
Filmakers Library Online
Theatre in Video
Empire Online
Medieval Travel Writing
Historical Journals & Newspapers
Eighteenth Century Journals
Harper's Weekly, 1857–1912
First World War: Personal Experiences
Literary Manuscripts: Victorian Manuscripts
Medieval Family Life
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490–2007
Black Short Fiction and Folklore
Black Thought and Culture
China: Culture and Society
China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793–1980
Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839–1969
Foreign Office Files for China, 1949–1980
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
India, Raj and Empire
Meiji Japan
Interdisciplinary & General Resources
EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition
In The First Person
JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
ProQuest ABI INform Complete
University Press Scholarship Online
Jewish Life in America, 1654–1954
Latino Studies
Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama and Fiction
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Jazz Music Library
Music Online
Smithsonian Global Sound
ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Digital Karl Barth Library
Digital Library of Classical Protestant Texts
Social Sciences
Anthropology Online
Ethnographic Video Online
Social History
London Low Life
Mass Observation Online
Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape
Victorian Popular Culture: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic
Victorian Popular Culture: Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks
Victorian Popular Culture: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment
Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
US History
American West
Virginia Company Archives
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
American History in Video
North American Immigrant Letters and Diaries
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000
Academic Video Online
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