News & Information

October 29th, several world-class institutions’ senior library staff, Duke Kunshan University senior leaders and library team have a whole day closed consultation meeting to discuss the plan for a new stand-alone library in Duke Kunshan Phase II construction

Library’s Open Hours will be adjusted in Winter Break, please see the details below...

Monday, Sept. 12, 18:30-19:30 @ Academic Building 3103 (Seminar 3B)

DKU Library is very delighted to invite all of you to the one of library workshop series on how to use Zotero.

“Attorney Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” has been selected as the 2016 Duke University Common Experience summer reading book.”

The library will be closed from June 8 to July 3 and reopen from July 4 during the summer break. From July 4 to August 21, 2016, the Library will open from 9am to 5pm (Monday-Friday).

How do students and faculty in the 21st century use libraries? What should a modern academic library look like? How should libraries be designed/renovated to deal with the multi-faceted user needs? Oct. 28, over 130 academic library managers, researchers of library space design, and architects...

 

The library is the center of learning and research in all universities. It is also the basis for academic endeavors and scholarly exchange. For centuries, academic libraries have generally been designed first and foremost as places to collect, access, and preserve print collections. Their grandiose and magnificent exteriors have been landmarks at many academic institutions around the world. ....

On March 3rd 2016, Duke Kunshan Library offered a lecture on Zotero, an open-source reference management software. This gave great encouragement to students who were buried in large quantity of papers and reading material. Zotero, a research tool that helps users collect and organize sources, can be downloaded as a browser extension and help you export information as formatted citations in Office Word processing programs. ....

The first Duke Kunshan University Library Book Blub Event will be on 3/16 7pm-8:30pm at CC1095. We will read and discuss the book “In Defense of a Liberal Education” recommended by Dr. Andrew Field. ....

Duke Kunshan Library just purchased two Chinese e-book machines. One is put in CC library study space, the other is at lobby in AB first floor. On the machine, you could fully access more than 3000 Chinese high quality e-books. Those books cover many fields, such like business, novels, classics, economy, history and many other interesting books and so on....

Dr. Andrew Field, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, has donated to the Library over 200 Chinese books from his personal collection. The subjects of the books range from Chinese history, through Chinese culture and society, to Chinese arts, literature, and music...

The library will close from December 19th 2015 to January 3rd 2016 during the winter break. If you need to check the books out, please come before closing day. From December 16th 2015 to December 18th 2015, library will open from 9am to 5pm.

On November 20th 2015, Duke Kunshan Library, in conjunction with the Trade Union of Duke Kunshan University, offered a lecture on MOOC (massive online open course). This marked the beginning of DKU MOOC community. MOOC, an increasing trend of learning outside classroom, provides learning resources from global top-universities. Three experienced MOOC users, Olivia Sun, Mengjie Zou and Lipeng Chen attended this workshop as speakers.....

Dr. Peter X. Zhou, Assistant University Librarian and Director of C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley., visited DKU Library in the afternoon of September 1, 2015. After a short campus tour, he met the Library staff and shared with all his vision of future academic libraries. He also offered very insightful observations and constructive recommendations...

You can improve the learning and research environment for DKU graduate and GLS students and gain experience as a member of a selective advisory committee by serving on the DKU Library’s Student Advisory Committee....