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
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Attn: Access and Delivery Services
Duke Divinity School Library
407 Chapel Drive
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.