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Duke University: Lilly Library

General Information

Facility: Duke University Lilly Library
1348 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5995
Hours: Hours of operation

About the library:

The Lilly Library is on the Duke University East Campus, the original campus at Duke University. The East Campus is home to several major academic programs, as well as Duke's first-year students.

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of March 2014 the library contained about 160,000 items, 2,400 of which are in Japanese. Of the library's 22,000 audiovisual materials, approximately 1,400 are in Japanese. Lilly Library's collections focus primarily on art, current literature, film, dance, images, and philosophy.


Online catalog:

Online Resources

Research guides developed by library faculty and staff, freely accessible online.

A list of upcoming events and exhibits at Lilly Library, presented in the form of a blog.

How to Use the Facility

While the Perkins & Bostock library collections are freely accessible to the public, borrowing is restricted to: Duke faculty, staff, and students; faculty, staff, and students of the Triangle Research Library Network; spouses and domestic partners, emeritus faculty; retired staff; visiting faculty and scholars; Duke alumni; and Friends of the Duke University Libraries. For more information about how to become a Friend, please visit their website.

Photocopiers are available for general use in all libraries. These accept primarily either a DukeCard or white library copy card as payment. White library copy cards can be purchased from Value Transfer Station kiosks located in most libraries. Copies cost $0.07 per page. Some copiers in some libraries will accept quarters as well. Copies paid for in cash cost $0.10 per page.

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