Voting Information and Resources

Visit Duke Votes for more information.

Early voting for the 2020 General Election starts Thursday, October 15, and will be open until Saturday, October 31.

Durham County voters may choose to cast their ballot at any of the county’s 14 early voting sites, including one on Duke University’s campus: the Karsh Alumni Center (2080 Duke University Rd, Durham, NC 27708). Voting will take place in the main conference room.

Directions to the Karsh Alumni Center (Google Maps)

Hours for early voting: Monday – Saturday, 8am-7:30pm, Sunday 2pm-7:30pm; Saturday, Oct. 31, 8am-3pm

Find other early voting sites with the Durham County Early Voting Site Locator — includes bus routes and wait times!

Not sure if you’re registered to vote in NC? Verify your voter registration status

Need to register to vote in NC? The deadline to register to vote in NC was October 9. But, you can still register and vote at any of Durham’s early voting sites. See Durham County’s Notice to Same-Day Registrants for more information.

Prefer to vote by mail in NC?  Request your absentee ballot here. If you did not register to vote in NC before the Oct. 9 deadline, you may still register at one of the early voting sites. If you request an absentee ballot and want to drop it off in person, you may do so at an early voting site from Oct. 15-31, but not on Election Day (Nov. 3). See more FAQ for voting by mail/absentee voting in North Carolina.

Voting in your home state? Visit Duke Votes for information on registering to vote in your home state, voting in person, requesting an absentee ballot, and more.

Visit Duke Votes for more information.


Technology: Printing, Scanning, and Online/Off-site access to Library resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of disruption to our normal way of doing things, and its impact on technology (both shared/onsite and remote/offsite) is no exception. This page gathers all of the policies we have at the Divinity School Library this semester for technology resources. We will cover Duke’s Virtual Private Network, software available through Duke, ePrint/on-campus printers, self-checkout, and public computers and scanners.

Duke’s Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Most library resources are available from off-campus through the EZProxy service—no VPN connection is necessary–all you need to do is log in with your Duke NetID and password. However, some library databases work better when the VPN is running in the background, creating a secure connection from your computer to Duke over a public network while you are working remotely. Visit these pages to learn more about accessing library services from off-campus, connecting to Duke’s network using the VPN, or using the 13 search strategies and databases we think Divinity students should know about.

Software available through Duke

Duke University provides students, faculty, and staff with free and discounted software that is useful to academic work. In addition to the complete Microsoft Office software suite (including Word, Excel, and Power Point), Duke students have access to RefWorks and EndNote, two popular tools for managing bibliographies and citations. Learn more about software available through Duke at OIT’s software licensing page.

Duke ePrint: the software for on-campus printing

Duke’s ePrint system allows students to print from their own computer or other device to any campus printing station. Download and install the ePrint client software to your computer, or search your mobile device’s app store for the Pharos App to connect to Duke’s printers. Learn more about ePrint, see instructions for installing ePrint on your computer, or learn more about mobile printing (including printing via email).

You can use this program to print to any of Duke’s on-campus printers, which are located at the Bryan Center, the campus libraries, and most academic buildings. The Divinity School has three print stations: one in the Student Lounge area of the Gray Building, one inside the Divinity Library, and one just outside the Divinity Library’s main entrance (next to our lockers).

Duke Self-Checkout

The Divinity School Library has a self-checkout station in front of our circulation desk. To use the self-checkout, install the “Duke Self-Checkout” app on your mobile device and log in with your Duke NetID and password. (Our self-checkout station also has an iPad you can use, but we highly recommend using your own device.) Use your phone or tablet’s integrated camera to scan the Duke Library barcode on your book(s), then use the station’s desensitizer to finish checking out. Learn more about self-checkout here; there are also instructions for using self-checkout posted at the station.

Computers and Scanners

It is very difficult to sanitize shared technology. Because of this, libraries across campus are limiting patron access to public computers and scanners. The Divinity Library will have two computer stations available for students to use. If you wish to use a Divinity Library computer, please visit the Circulation Desk during your library reservation and ask for a keyboard and computer mouse.

Divinity Library scanning machines will also be unavailable this semester. Students and faculty can request a scan from a print item in the Duke Libraries catalog, and library staff will fulfill the request through Document Delivery. During your library reservation, consider making a scan from your mobile device: the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad has an integrated scanner; we also recommend Genius Scanner or Adobe Scan.

Re-Opening the Divinity Library

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester!

The Divinity School Library is open by reservation only (follow this link to make a reservation). In line with University policy, the Divinity School Library will be open to Duke faculty, staff, and students only. We cannot welcome Duke alumni, Friends of the Library, or other guests and visitors at this time; we apologize.

Divinity School Library hours this semester will be 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday.

You must make a reservation in advance to visit the Divinity School Library. There will be no food or drink allowed in the library this semester (apart from water bottles). All library users will need to wear a face mask, present their Duke ID to Library Staff at the Circulation Desk, and abide by the Duke Compact at all times. Please return any books you handle during your reservation to a marked book cart. Do not hand them to a librarian, and do not attempt to re-shelve them yourself. (We do appreciate the thought! But don’t do it.)

Additional rules and instructions for making a reservation are below. If you are looking for information on how to access library services without coming into the library itself, here are some other pages that might interest you:

Divinity Library E-Reserves

Requesting Divinity Library books for pickup

Requesting books from other Duke Libraries

Returning Duke Library books

Technology: Printing, Scanning, and Online/Off-site access to Library resources

Duke Libraries’ FAQ on re-opening and resuming services for Perkins, Bostock, Lilly, etc.

Reserving study seats and equipment in other Duke Libraries


Making a Reservation at the Divinity School Library

It is extremely important to your librarians that all Divinity students have space available to do the important, difficult work you are being asked to do for your classes. We also know our students have different needs. Some of you will be doing all your coursework remotely and may want to spend time in the library just once or twice this semester. Some of you will want to be regulars in the library on a particular day of the week, perhaps because you have multiple classes on campus that day. Some of you need to escape noisy roommates or small children so that you can read or write for your classes. And  some of you will want to spend every hour of every day in the library. We get it. We want the Divinity Library to be here for all of you.

Right now our Booking system is weighted toward letting a lot of students spend a little bit of time in the Divinity Library. As the semester gets underway and we learn more about students’ library needs, we will adapt. Here are some of the limitations you can expect right now:

  • Reservations are available from 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • You can reserve a seat for anywhere between 1 hour and the maximum 7-hour window.
  • Bookings are available 14 days in advance. (So you can make a reservation for next Tuesday, but you cannot make a reservation for November. Yet.)

Ready to get started? Go to the Divinity School Library Reservations page and select “Book a Seat.”

Here are a few hints to get you started:

  • If you want to reserve a seat in the library ASAP, there is a “Next Available” button.
  • If you want to reserve a seat on a specific date, the “Go To Date” button will bring up a calendar, and you can select the date you want.

  • GREEN boxes mean a seat is available. RED boxes mean someone has already booked this seat.
  • Don’t worry about the numbers (Divinity Seat 1, etc.). You are not reserving a specific seat. Your favorite table in the Reference Room, or carrel on the BR level, will be available on a first come, first served basis during your reservation window.
  • All seating in the Divinity Library has been adjusted so that patrons can sit at least six feet apart from one another. Please do not move furniture when you are in the Divinity Library.
  • The Baker Room and the Library Seminar Room will be unavailable as study spaces.

  • Once you have selected your seat, you can adjust the ending time for your reservation at the bottom of the page. The default reservation setting is 3 hours.
  • Hit “Submit Times.” You will be redirected to an authentication page where you will log in with your Duke NetID and password.
  • On the final reservation page, you will have to signal your agreement with certain policies (wearing a mask, not bringing in food, etc.).
  • Hit “Submit My Booking” at the bottom of the page. You will receive an email shortly from “Library Calendar” confirming your reservation.

Ready to get started? Go to the Divinity School Library Reservations page and select “Book a Seat.” And when you come to the library, remember:

Wear a face mask

Wash your hands (a lot)

Have your Duke ID ready

Return your Books to a Cart (not a librarian)

We look forward to supporting your work at Duke Divinity School this year!

Contactless Lending at the Divinity Library

UPDATE: You may now request Divinity Library books through the catalog (see the main Library Takeout page for more information). You may select your pickup library location from several options; if you select Divinity as your pickup location, Divinity librarians will email you with a locker number and combination when your items are ready.

We will keep the Divinity Titles request form active in the event that the pandemic forces Duke to close certain services, such as shipping between libraries. However, you may now use Library Takeout to request books from Divinity as well as other Duke Libraries.

The Divinity Library is happy to offer a contactless lending service. You may request titles through the catalog or using this form. Don’t need to read the entire book? We are also fulfilling scanning requests; follow this link for instructions on how to replace a request for scanning. Read on for details about how to request books, how to pick them up, and how we’re keeping you safe throughout this process.


    • Do not use this form to request the library’s copies of books that are required readings for Fall 2020 Divinity courses. Please check the Divinity E-Reserves page for electronic access to these textbooks.
    • Please do not spray or wipe down our books. Please do not microwave our books. It is not necessary to clean or disinfect them; in fact, this will hurt the books.
    • You will need to wear a mask and abide by the Duke Compact when on campus.


How to Request Books

UPDATE: It is now possible to request Divinity items through the Duke Libraries catalog. You may also use this form to submit your request. The form will ask you for some basic information (your name, email, and NetID) and allow space for as many as 12 titles. Please include the title and call number (highlighted below) for each book you are requesting. (You can copy and paste this information straight from the item record in the library catalog.)

Please also make sure the item has “Divinity School Library — Stacks” as its location, and “Available” as its status (see the blue arrows above). We cannot deliver items from other libraries through this form; nor are we recalling items that are currently checked out to other patrons.


How to Pick Up Books

Once you have submitted your request, please allow a minimum of 72 hours for processing by Divinity Librarians. We will email you if we have any questions or issues locating any of the books you selected. Your items will be checked out to you and placed in a library locker outside the Divinity Library’s main entrance. Library staff will email you with a locker number and combination after your books have been delivered. You may come at any time to pick up books that have been delivered to a locker; however, please note that access to campus is still restricted. You will need to wear a mask throughout your visit to campus, swipe your Duke ID to enter the Divinity building, and practice social distancing with any staff you may encounter.

Ready to request items? Follow this link to the Divinity Titles Request form.



When can I come into the library? All students will need to make a reservation in order to come into the Divinity Library. Please see this page for more information.

What if I need books from other libraries; can I request them for pickup at Divinity? UPDATE: Yes, you can! Requests through the Duke Libraries catalog can be delivered to Divinity, and Divinity Library books can be requested for delivery to other library locations. See this FAQ page for details on the DUL (Perkins/Bostock/Lilly/Music) take-out service.

Where should I park when I come in to pick up books? The Bryan Center parking garage is closest to the Divinity School building. If you arrive and depart within 30 minutes, you will not be charged.

Can I return my books? Sure! Please return items through the Divinity Library’s book drop, outside our main entrance. See this page for more information.

How soon will my items be ready? We are committed to getting your requested books to you as soon as possible. It generally takes 72 hours to fully process a request, due to the mandatory minimum quarantine periods built into this process.

I’m comfortable skipping the quarantine period and all these other extra steps. Can I request books for same-day pickup? No. Our protocols for materials handling are not a question of what level of risk individual patrons are willing to accept; rather, they are based on what level of risk Duke University is willing to accept. Decisions about wearing face masks and other personal protective equipment, about strength and composition of sanitizing solution, about length of quarantine period for various materials, etc., are all based on extensive research and committee work conducted through Duke University Libraries and the Duke Health System. Our answer to many requests, that in other times would seem perfectly reasonable, must therefore be “no.”

Just how “contactless” is this contactless lending service? We are taking steps to make this process as safe as possible, and it is completely fair for patrons to ask for a little more detail so they can make informed decisions about whether they are comfortable coming to campus for books. As we collect your requested books and check them out to you, librarians will be wearing masks. We are washing our hands frequently throughout the day and will always do so immediately prior to handling books for checkout. Email notifications are sent out on a 24-hour delay, so when you receive notification that your books are available, you can be confident they have not been touched by anyone for at least 24 hours.

How to Access the Latest News using Duke Libraries


Keeping up with current events is an important aspect of pastoral ministry and scholarly engagement. And it’s important to get your news from a variety of reputable sources. But if you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that there are challenges associated with print and electronic subscriptions — not least that they generally cost money.

If you’re tired of hitting a paywall and hoping you can thumb through Duke Libraries’ edition of your favorite local, national, or international newspaper, check out our list below of major titles and advice on how to access them electronically. Titles below are listed in alphabetical order. Looking for a newspaper or magazine we haven’t listed? Email Dr. Benjamin and she’ll help you find what you’re looking for.

Note: When looking for newspaper and magazine issues/articles, often you’ll find you need to use our Online Journal Titles search. Not familiar with this function in the library catalog? Watch Dr. Benjamin’s screen as she walks through a tutorial.

Another Note: Many of these search instructions refer to a newspaper’s “ISSN”, which is a term you might not have heard before. The ISSN is the “International Standard Serial Number,” an eight-digit number that gives a unique identifier to all journals, magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals. It’s a good way to differentiate between the bazillion newspapers that are just called “The Times”!


Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionUse the embedded link or search by ISSN 1539-7459. Any of the platforms listed that include “to Present” in the date range will work — if you select the first, it will take you to a ProQuest-supported site that will let you expand by year and month so that you can select today’s date.


The Atlantic: Use the embedded link or search Duke’s catalog using this publication’s ISSN 1072-7825. From the many results, we recommend selecting “America’s News (Duke University).” This landing page will allow you to select from Recent Issues (including the current issue). Issues of The Atlantic are published on the first of the month. Click the date to see a list of articles you can read online.

Really wanted to read the physical copy? This magazine is received at Perkins Library, and can be found in the Current Periodicals section. Perkins Hours


Herald-Sun (Durham): Interested in reading a local newspaper? The Durham Herald-Sun or the Raleigh News & Observer are two good options. For the Herald-Sun, use the embedded link or search by ISSN 1055-4467. Select the “America’s News (Duke University)” platform, and you will be taken to a page where you can View Recent Issues (the newest will be from yesterday), or select a specific date from the calendar.


New York TimesUse the embedded link or search ISSN 0362-4331. Choose any platform that includes “to Present” in the date range; if you select “U.S. Newsstream,” you will be taken to a ProQuest-supported site that will let you expand by year and month in order to select the current date.


News & Observer (Raleigh): Use the embedded link or search the Duke Library catalog for the publication’s system ID, 004404962. Select the “America’s News (Duke University)” platform — be sure to select one where the date range ends with “to Present”! This will take you to a NewsBank site where you can View Recent Issues (the newest will be from yesterday), or select a specific date from the calendar.


The Wall Street Journal:  Go to the Online Journal Titles search in the Duke Libraries catalog and search “Wall Street Journal.” This should generate 18 search results, and the one that works best is part of the way down the page — it reads “Wall Street Journal (Online)” and has the ISSN 2574-9579. (Searching by this ISSN has yielded uneven results in the past, so we recommend searching by title!) Then, select the “International Newsstream” platform, to be taken to a ProQuest-supported site where you can expand by year and month to find the newspaper issue for the current day.

Alternatively, Duke’s Business and Law Libraries have committed to provide personal accounts for Duke community members for, the online edition of the Wall Street Journal (visit their FAQ page for information on how to register).


The Washington Post: Use the embedded link or search Duke’s catalog for ISSN 0190-8286. From the results, we recommend “U.S. Newsstream,” which will take you to a ProQuest-supported site that will let you expand by year and month to find the current issue:


Interested in a magazine or newspaper that is not on our list? E-mail Dr. Benjamin or use our Ask a Librarian form and we’d be happy to assist you!


What was it Karl Barth said about “reading the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other”? Well, he may not have used those exact words, but he made similar remarks in a number of places. See the Center for Barth Studies’ FAQ page for more.

Duke Alumni Library Resources

Hey! HEY! You did it!

Did you know that every academic term, the Divinity Faculty meets and reads the names aloud of graduating students, and votes to approve them for graduation? That happened for YOU. You earned this! Go add the letters from that degree to your email signature! NOW! We’ll wait.

Whatever your next steps as a newly-minted Divinity graduate, you should know that Duke University Libraries is committed to your continued flourishing and intellectual engagement. So what can you do as a proud Duke graduate?

Step One: Register for your OneLink account

Visit the Duke Alumni Library Online Access page to set up your OneLink account. This process will assign you a number that will be your new identity in Duke’s system.

Step Two: Electronic Resource Access

Once you have OneLink set up, you can immediately access a trove of databases available to Duke alumni. These include the Atla religion database, JSTOR, the Digital Karl Barth Library, the Digital Library of Classical Protestant Texts, and many, many more. You might be used to accessing one or more of these databases as a student, directly from the library website, using your NetID and password. This will no longer be the case! Instead, you will log in through the Duke Alumni Portal using your OneLink number. This portal includes links to all the databases available for alumni access, and this is how you will engage them from now on.

Step Three: Borrowing Print Resources

(Note: There is currently no access to Duke Libraries due to COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming you to campus when this disruption has abated!)

Once you have your OneLink number (on your phone, through the app, or printed from your computer), bring it to the library together with your current driver’s license or other government-issued ID. Librarians will then set up your alumni account for borrowing print materials. Alumni can borrow up to ten books at a time, for a loan period of 28 days. You can renew these loans up to 2 times online, logging into My Account with your OneLink number.


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my NetID and password, and my Duke Email? You should have access to Sakai and your Duke email using your NetID for about a year after graduation. Contact OIT with any questions.

What about electronic books owned by the Duke Libraries? E-books require an active NetID and password for access. Your OneLink account will not work for e-books.

What about non-library, open access resources? Are there any you recommend? Visit this research guide for a comprehensive list of open access resources for the study of religion and theology.

What about printing or scanning in the library? We have several scanners that you can use without logging in, and from which you can save files to a flash drive or email them to yourself. If you want to print anything at the library, you will need to purchase an eprint/copy card from Perkins Library. See this page for more details.

When can I visit the library? Check this page for Divinity Library hours, and find hours for other Duke University Libraries here.

Where can I park? Duke Alumni are eligible for an evenings and weekends parking pass valid for certain Duke parking lots. Visit this page to request your pass and learn more.

What else do I get as a Duke graduate? There are several perks and discounts and other benefits that come with your Duke Alumni account! Visit the Duke Alumni Benefits page to learn more.

Returning Duke Library Books


How to return your books — if you are on campus:

Outside the Library: Use a Book Drop

You may return your books on campus, either at the external book drop at Perkins Library’s main entrance (off the quad) or at the Divinity Library. (Remember, the Divinity School can only be accessed by your Duke ID.) All returned library books will be quarantined for 48 hours before they are checked in—so even after you return your books, they will stay listed as loans on your account for some time.

Inside the Library: Use a Book Cart 

If you are in the Divinity Library for a reservation, please return any books (whether you have checked them out or merely handled them in the library during your reservation) to the shelves and book carts that are labeled for book returns. Please do not try to hand your books to a librarian. Returned books will be moved to quarantine for 48 hours before they are checked in–so even after you return your books, they will stay listed as loans on your account for some time.


How to return your books — if you are not on campus:

Outside of Durham: mail your books to Duke

You may return your library books through the mail. Please obtain a tracking number for your package, and ship the books to

Perkins Library

411 Chapel Drive

Durham, NC 27708

Attn: Access and Delivery Services


Duke Divinity School Library

407 Chapel Drive

Box 90972

Durham, NC 27708


Within Durham: visit the Golden Warehouse

You may also return your books off campus, at the Golden Warehouse. (Yes, this is a real place, and you can drive up and bring your books to it.) Duke’s off-site shipping and receiving facility is located at 100 Golden Drive, Durham, NC 27705. Here are some specific notes for the use of this facility:

    • Place your materials in a box clearly labeled on the outside with “Perkins Library, Attn: Access and Delivery Services”
    • Drop off at this facility is limited to the hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
    • You must park in the rear parking lot and enter through the warehouse. A bin is set up for book collection by the warehouse.
    • Please remember to practice social distancing, especially as you encounter Duke staff working at this facility.


Still have questions? Please contact or use our Ask a Librarian form.

Divinity Library Tips for Offsite Research

Need help looking for online resources to support your research project? This guide aims to put all the links you need in one place. Below, find out how to contact a librarian about your research question; watch recorded tutorials that walk you through search strategies for various databases; and find a list of helpful links to connect you with additional online resources to support your research.

Not sure where to begin? Go straight to the source: librarians are still working offsite to answer your research questions and give you advice about where to find the sources you need. You can submit a general email query, set up an appointment with a librarian, or request a purchase.

Use this email form to ask us anything: from factual inquiries about the library’s holdings and services, to citation verification, to selection and use of electronic databases and resources, to guidance on how to begin library research for a term paper or class project.

Prefer to set up a Zoom appointment to have a conversation with a librarian? No problem! Make an appointment with a librarian so that we can hear more about your research interests. Zoom allows us to share our screen, so we can also walk you through searches of databases or other resources we think will be helpful to your project!

Make an Appointment with Katie Benjamin

Make an Appointment with Lacey Hudspeth

Have you identified a print resource that would help your research, and wonder if it’s available as an electronic book? Use this form to email a purchase request to the Library Director.

Note: To speed request processing, the most important information you can include on the form is the book’s 10- or 13-digit ISBN! This can be found in the library catalog record (if Duke already owns the print book) or on a book seller website like Powell’s or Amazon.


Using the Divinity School Library Website

Searching the Atla Religion Database

Searching the JSTOR Database

Troubleshooting: Searching a partial citation using Online Journal Titles

Searching HathiTrust – Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)     ◊    Hathi Trust Digital Library — Home page

Searching Intelex Past Masters (Written tutorial)       ◊     Past Masters — Homepage


How to Return your Library books: At this time, we ask that only graduating seniors who need to clear their library accounts return their books. This page walks you through the various ways you can do that.

Divinity E-Reserves: Electronic versions of books required for Spring 2020 courses. (Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 coming soon!)

Quick-guide to Databases and Electronic Resources: The top 13 search strategies and databases Divinity students should know about.

Research Guide: Open Access Resources in Religious and Theological Studies — Duke Divinity School Library

Research Guide: Art and Images — Duke Divinity School Library

Research Guide: Biblical Studies — Duke Divinity School Library

Digitized pre-1923 Books on Divinity Archive — Duke Divinity School Library

Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)

Theological Commons — Digital Collection from Princeton Theological Seminary

Online Theology Resources — Bridwell Library (SMU)

National Emergency Library — Internet Archive

How to Place a Request for Scanning

As the Divinity Library staff continues to work mostly offsite, we are carefully planning our return to campus and the safe delivery of library services to Divinity students, faculty, and staff, as well as our wider Duke and Durham communities. Although we cannot yet welcome patrons back into the Divinity Library, we are committed to making it easy for you to access Divinity Library materials! Check out our tutorials and tips for offsite research, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about electronic databases or other library resources that can support your work. Of course, you might be wondering, What about Divinity Library materials that are print-only, and don’t exist in an electronic format? Great question. And we have good news for you!

This summer, the Divinity Library is partnering with Duke University Libraries’ Document Delivery team to allow you to place scanning requests for Divinity materials. In other words, you can now use the ILLiad form to request a PDF scan of chapters, essays, and articles from the Divinity Library’s print collection. Remember, we are unable to scan a full book for you, due to copyright laws and human finitude. So please make careful selections of what you really need for your research. When making your selection of one or more chapters, please also make sure that the book is checked in and has a Divinity Library location. We do not currently have access to other Duke Libraries’ materials.

Ready to make a Document Delivery request for something in the Divinity Library collection? Here’s how it works:


  1. From the main Divinity Library website, select “My Account.”


2. Choose “Document Delivery” and log in using your NetID and password.


3. From the menu on the left, select “New Request -> Chapter.”


4. Give as much information as you can about the book/chapter(s) you are requesting.

  • Book Title: This field is required.
  • Inclusive pages: This field is also required — if you know what pages your chapter falls on, this is helpful; if not, just put “not sure” and give us the chapter title; we’ll figure it out.
  • Call Number: For example, BR115.P8 P35 2018 — you can copy and paste this from the book’s catalog record. It will help us speed request processing! While you are in the record, make sure your book lists a Divinity Library location. Currently there is no shipping between Duke Libraries, so we are unable to do any scanning for you from other libraries’ collections.
  • Chapter Author/Title: Again, we cannot scan an entire book for you, so please choose the chapter or chapters that will be most helpful! If you would like multiple chapters, feel free to list them all in these boxes.
  • Notes: This field is for any other information you think will be helpful for us as we locate your book and fulfill your request. We are prioritizing scanning for fall courses, so if your request is for something you need to post to Sakai for your students, please include the course number in the notes field and we will fulfill it ASAP. Otherwise, individual research requests will be processed in the order that they are received.


5. Once you’ve filled out your form, hit “Submit” at the bottom. Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for request processing. When your scan is available, you will receive an email with a direct link to the PDF. The scan will also appear on the ILLiad menu, under “Electronically Received Articles”:


We look forward to helping you continue to access the Divinity Library’s collection remotely. Stay safe, and thanks for your patience as we plan our return to campus in coordination with the other Duke Libraries and with Duke University guidelines!

Reading List: Latin American Liberation Theology

As we look to the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero (March 24, 2020), the witness of the archbishop’s life and death continues to challenge us to listen for the voice of Christ in the cries of the poor and the oppressed. If you feel drawn to learn more about Romero or about liberation theology in a Latin American context, consider reading one of the books on this list, or attending the Duke Graduate Conference in Theology: Engaging Liberation and Reconciliation Through Latin America, taking place March 20-21, 2020. Registration is just $5 for Duke students, and meals are included!


Reading List:

Introducing Liberation Theology, by Leonardo Boff

A theology of liberation : history, politics, and salvation, by Gustavo Gutiérrez, edited and translated by Sister Caridad Inda and John Eagleson

Practical theology of liberation, by Hugo Assmann

Cry of the earth, cry of the poor, by Leonardo Boff, translated by Philip Berryman

No salvation outside the poor : prophetic-utopian essays, by Jon Sobrino

Óscar Romero’s theological vision : liberation and the transfiguration of the poor, by Edgardo Colón-Emeric

Sermons of San Oscar Romero, in English and Spanish, at the Archbishop Romero Trust

A critical introduction to religion in the Americas : bridging the liberation theology and religious studies divide, by Michelle Gonzalez

A theology of human hope, by Rubem Alves

A guide to liberation theology for middle-class congregations, by Charles Bayer

Liberation theology, edited by Roger Nash

Latin American liberation theology, by David Tombs

Liberation theology and sexuality, edited by Marcella Althaus-Reid

The Liberation Theology Debate, by Rosino Gibellini

Liberation theology and the Bible, edited by Pieter G.R. de Villiers

Liberating exegesis : the challenge of liberation theology to Biblical studies, by Mark Corner and Christopher Rowland

Liberation theology in Latin America, by James V. Schall

The Cambridge companion to liberation theology, edited by Christopher Rowland

Liberation theology : an introductory reader, edited by: Curt Cadorette

Pastoral care and liberation theology, by Stephen Pattinson

Radical liberation theology : an evangelical response, by Raymond Hundley

Liberation theology : the political expression of religion, by Ricardo Planas

Liberation theology : a study in its soteriology, by Atilio René Dupertuis

Struggles for solidarity : liberation theology in tension, edited by Lorine M. Getz and Ruy O. Costa

Latin American liberation theology : a bibliography on essential writings, by Svein Helge Birkelflet and Kjell Nordstokke

The practice and theory of liberation theology in Peru, by Arthur Joseph McDonald

The Latino Christ in art, literature, and liberation theology, by Michael R. Candelaria

Our God has no favourites : a liberation theology of the Eucharist, by Anne Primavesi and Jennifer Henderson

The option for the poor in Latin American liberation theology, by Joseph Barry Stenger

Mission between the times : essays, by C. René Padilla