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.