The library catalog lets you search for books, journals, DVDs, music, and research materials that are available in the Duke University Libraries.
When you know exactly what you want:
When you are starting a search on a new topic:
When you find a book, note the library, location, call number, and status of the book (see example below).
Click on the location map to see a detailed map of the location of the book in the library.
|PR||Find the PRs.|
|6063||The numbers following the letters are read as a whole number. Ex. 6063 comes after 6055.|
|.C335||For the next part of the call number, go to the letter(s) and then treat the number(s) as a decimal. Ex. .C335 comes after .C3|
|Z42||Read the next line's numbers as a whole number. Z42 comes before Z46|
|2006||The final number, if included, is the year of publication.This book was published in 2006.|
If a book is checked out, click on the green request button to request the book. Enter your netid and password. Then click, 'Request'. (View short tutorial)
The Library Service Center is an off-site storage facility. If a book that you want is in the Library Service Center, click on the little truck to place a request. (View short tutorial)
As you search the library catalog for books, you will find lots of ebooks (see below). Click on the button to access the book online.
For help using ebooks, refer to the library's research guide to reading, downloading, and using ebooks.