The William R. Perkins Library and its seven branches, together with the university archives and the separately administered libraries serving the schools of business, divinity, law, and medicine, comprise one of the nation’s top ten private university library systems.
The combined book collections number more than 6.3 million volumes. Among the additional holdings available to students and faculty are 17.7 million manuscripts, 1.2 million public documents, tens of thousands of films and videos, audio recordings and serials, and more than 7,000 computer files. After extensive renovation, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library opened in fall 2015.
Additional information is available from the Duke University libraries’ web site. Call for summer hours and information: Perkins Library, West Campus, 919-684-3009; Lilly Library, East Campus, (919) 660-5995; Medical Center Library, located in the Sealy Mudd Building between North and South Hospitals, 919-660-1111; and the Divinity School Library, located in the Gray Building on West Campus, 919-660-3450.