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The policies listed below cover a range of Interlibrary Request methods:

Duke Requests

You may initiate a Duke Request using the green request button in the Books & Media catalog.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the Duke University Libraries‚’ system for obtaining materials that are not available at Duke.

Library staff will try to get any type of library material that is unavailable at Duke through Interlibrary Loan for eligible patrons.

We use multiple sources and methods to provide you with the materials that you need in the most timely manner.

Please note:

Interlibrary Use Programs

Duke students, faculty, emeritus faculty, and staff with Duke Library accounts in good standing are eligible for borrowing privileges at libraries on the nearby campuses of UNC, NCSU, and NCCU and at the libraries of the BorrowDirect consortium.

Duke students, faculty, emeritus faculty, and current library staff are also eligible for access to collections (though not borrowing privileges) at SHARES institutions. Please check with the specific institution for hours and restrictions before visiting.

Contact Us

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

(919) 660-5890
(919) 660-5964
Box 90183
180 Telecom Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0183
Attn: Interlibrary Request Dept.