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Depending on where you travel, you may have a variety of options for gaining access to buildings, collections, and online access at other institutions. Some key resources are listed below.


Allows students, faculty and staff to borrow books from libraries at UNC, NCSU, and NCCU through a partnership with the Triangle Research Library Network (TRLN).
To borrow: present your DukeCard (University ID) at participating institutions.


Allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain secure high speed Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions around the world.
To connect: configure eduroam while you are are still on Duke's campus.


Provides a range of building access and borrowing privileges when visiting participating libraries.
To access: present your DukeCard (University ID) at participating institutions. You will be asked to log into your Duke Libraries account to prove you are in good standing.

Letter from Duke Libraries

Some institutions, especially outside the United States, will grant access to their building or to their collections only after you present them with a letter from Duke University Libraries.
To request a letter: contact Andrea Loigman, Head of Access and Delivery Services. Include information about specific libraries to be visited and your research goals.


Staying connected with Duke library resources

Off-campus access to many of Duke University Libraries' online resources, such as articles and databases, requires use of VPN software.
Library Access Button
Installing our Library Access Button allows you to access articles and databases without using VPN.


Before you go

  • Return items on loan: Library materials can be recalled at any time. To avoid incurring fines, return materials that you have checked-out from Duke University Libraries or have borrowed through interlibrary loan. Arrange for a friend or colleague to be able to access items you can't return.
  • Return keys: Return the keys to your library locker, mobi or carrel.
  • DukeCard: Make sure you have your DukeCard and that you take it with you.
  • Configure your computer: Configure your computer to connect via eduroam at participating institutions.