Duke University Libraries contains one of the oldest and most extensive Slavic collections of all the academic libraries in the Southeastern United States. The bulk of the collection relates to the former Soviet Union and its successor states in Eurasia and Eastern Europe, that is, to the territories that share either a common Slavic linguistic heritage or a political history with the lands and cultures of Slavic Eurasia. The Library's consortial responsibilities vis-à-vis other institutional members of the Triangle Research Library Network (TRLN), and the interests and support of Duke’s faculty, have laid the basis for several significant collections, particularly in Polish and Ukrainian studies, as well as Russian economics and art/visual culture.
At a Glance
Of the 6 million volumes held by Duke University Library in 2013:
In addition to print volumes, Duke's Slavic & Eurasian Studies collection includes:
Duke University Library belongs to the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation (IPLC), a voluntary union of 13 sovereign academic libraries from the Ivy League (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, etc.).