The Duke Divinity School Library welcomes recent graduates and alumni to continue making use of the library's collections and services. Alumni privileges include: borrowing privileges for books, access to selected online databases, and free parking after 5pm and on the weekends.


Borrowing Materials


Upon graduation, you should receive an alumni card from the Duke University Alumni office. Bring the card to the Duke Divinity School library desk to set up your library account. As an alumni borrower, you can check out up to 10 books out at a time from the Duke Divinity School library or the Perkins Library system. The loan period for books is 4 weeks and books can be renewed online. If you have questions about your alumni card, contact the Alumni Office directly.


Parking & Other Alumni Perks

Alumni can request a parking pass and park free on evenings and weekends in select campus lots. Request a pass.  For a full list of Alumni benefits, visit the Duke University Alumni member benefits page.

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Computing in the Library

The Duke Divinity School library has two public-access computers on the main floor of the library (next to the reference collection). Alumni can also use the "visitor" wireless network which provides basic connectivity to the web.

To connect to Duke's visitor wireless network:

  • Open your network preferences and look for a network called "visitor," which should be available to you across campus. Select this network.
  • Open a browser. You should see the "welcome" message pertaining to the visitor network.
  • Click Continue to connect to your normal start page.
  • Note that the network cuts you off automatically after an hour of inactivity
  • For additional help, contact the OIT service desk at (919) 684-2200.

Printing, Copying, & Scanning in the Library


Need help?

Do you have research questions? Would you like a tour of the library? Contact our reference staff for research help.


Accessing Online Databases

The Duke University Libraries and Duke University Alumni Association provide access to several selected online databases for Duke alumni. You can access these databases through the Duke Alumni portal under "Benefits >> Library Resources"

Databases include:

  • ATLA Religion Database (includes over 1.6 million citations for articles, essays, and book reviews covering all aspects of religion and theology)
  • JSTOR Provides full text of over 1,000 leading scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.

In addition to the databases listed above, visit our guide to open access resources for religious and theological studies.