The Duke University Libraries, with more than seven million volumes, ranks among the top private research libraries in the United States. Collections include extensive holdings of serials, electronic resources, digital collections and media, and more than fifteen million manuscripts. The system includes the Perkins/Bostock main library and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library/University Archives on West Campus; Lilly Library (fine arts, philosophy, film and video, and performing arts) and the Music Library on East Campus; and the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. The Duke University Library system also includes four independently administered libraries: the Divinity School Library, the Ford Library at The Fuqua School of Business, the Goodson Law School Library, and the Duke University Medical Center Library.

Duke University Medical Center Library (DUMCL)

The Duke University Medical Center Library (DUMCL) supports teaching, research, and patient care by providing efficient access to timely, relevant biomedical information. It is one of ten local libraries of Duke University available to Duke students, faculty, and staff. The Library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by DukeCard access The DUMCL house a comprehensive collection of print volumes, and book titles, biomedical electronic journal subscriptions and health sciences electronic journals. The Duke University Medical Center Library’s website includes hundreds of free Internet resources organized into subject guides that are searchable by keyword. Electronic tool sets provide quick and easy access to important resources and evidence-based practice information as well as other library services. The library is staffed by more than 20 professional librarians, including a liaison to the School of Nursing. This liaison is well versed in the specific needs of the DUSON community, and provides focused assistance both virtually and on campus, both at new student orientation and throughout the year.