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

OR

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 divlib@duke.edu or use our Ask a Librarian form.

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