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Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

Our annual reading competition is back! This year, our theme is “Reading Poems for You/为你读诗.”

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

We will give away newspapers and Chinese-language magazines that are over six months old for free.

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

What is the most influential book in your life? Who wrote it? What is it about? Join us in this session and recommend titles to the community!

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

Join us in this fun session and develop your information literacy skills along the way. On April 23, we will meet at AB Lobby at 3 pm and begin a series of fun activities where you will learn to get the most out of the Library.

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

Two DKU undergraduate students, Xinmeng Chen and Haozhe Zhang, will present their research, “Quality Enhancement and Computer Vision Techniques-based Character Show Time Analysis for Kun Opera Video Data,” supervised by Ming Li.

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

In Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa, Scott MacEachern places the insurgent group Boko Haram, which has terrorized northeastern Nigeria through the last six years, in a historical and cultural context.

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

In this book talk, Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Jie Lu and Martín Camps will join Zairong Xiang virtually to discuss Transpacific Literary and Cultural Connections: Latin American Influences in Asia.

Publication date: Apr. 12, 2021

At this year’s Book Fair, DKU Library is partnering up with Librairie Avant-Garde (先锋书店) and Eslite Bookstore (诚品书店), as well as three of the largest Chinese book vendors – CEPIEC (中国教育图书进出口有限公司), CNPIEC (中国图书进出口公司) and CNPIECSB (中国图书进出口上海公司). 

Publication date: Apr. 08, 2021

Go beyond your basic formulas and day-to-day uses of Excel and learn how to create dashboards to share and interact with your data.

Publication date: Mar. 30, 2021

DKU Library subscribes to many databases on Chinese Studies.

Publication date: Mar. 18, 2021

Practice (or start building) your R skills with this workshop session.

Publication date: Mar. 15, 2021

Before the Chinese New Year break, Mengjie Zou, Research and Instruction Librarian, delivered a workshop on free resources available at DKU Library. We’ve compiled the workshop into a guide for you to reference in the future. 

Publication date: Mar. 01, 2021

Thank you for attending the Library workshops.

Publication date: Feb. 24, 2021

In most situations, when you start a research project, the first thing is to read what other researchers already done on the similar topic.

Publication date: Feb. 24, 2021

Creating digital maps and using them to understand the world is an increasingly valuable skill in every discipline.

Publication date: Feb. 2, 2021

Li Juan, known for her nonfiction essays about the far western region of Xinjiang province where she grew up, accompanies a Kazakh herder family into the remote desert region where they spend the winter with their cattle.

Publication date: Feb. 2, 2021

Microsoft Excel is a ubiquitous tool for interacting with basic datasets and working with quantitative information. However, there are some vital functions that may not be obvious and that we often are not explicitly taught in our courses.

Publication date: Feb. 2, 2021

In this session, we will introduce free resources available from the Library.

Publication date: Feb. 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Library's plan for data and visualization related workshops in Spring 2021. The first topic will be Getting the Most from Library Data Visualization Services.

Publication date: Jan. 21, 2021

In this session, you will get to know the latest version of software – EndNote 20. It is a powerful citation management software, which can help you insert in-text citations while simultaneously creating a bibliography in Word; easily collaborate with other researchers; and create rules to automatically organize references as you work.

Publication date: Jan. 19, 2021

DKU Library invites Danni Sun, Wind Shanghai Training Instructor, from Wind Information (a Chinese leading edge financial data services and analytical tools provider) to launch an online workshop on how to use Wind Financial Terminal.

Publication date: Jan. 14, 2021

In this session, you will learn how to set up Zotero and use it to keep track of your research; organize your pdfs and insert citation/bibliography automatically on your research paper.

Publication date: Jan. 14, 2020

We're excited to welcome you back to campus. This virtual session will take you through what you need to know about library service updates in Spring 2021, such like how to get research help, how to request materials, and etc.

Publication date: Dec. 22, 2020

DKU Library will be closed from December 24, 2020 to January 3, 2021. The due date for all regular loan books borrowed from DKU Library of this semester is December 31, 2020. The due date for regular loan books borrowed from today will be June 30, 2021.

Publication date: Sep. 7, 2020

To keep a Library book you like from being borrowed by others as well as reducing the number of people browsing the shelves in the Library, follow the steps below to learn how to request to hold a book located in DKU Library and collect it later.

Time: 8:00-9:00 PM, Thursday, September 3

Location: Online, Zoom ID: 916 7343 0428

"Reading the World" series is coming back!  Gaurav and Hajra in this session of "Reading the World" will share the literature and other cultural artifacts of India and Pakistan.


Publication date: Sep. 1, 2020

I need to do library research, but I am not on campus.  What should I do? 

DKU Library is happy to announce our first workshop for the fall 2020 semester: Library 101. It will be an live online session on Sept. 4 at 1:30pm (China time).

To ensure the DKU community can use the library safely, DKU Library has recently acquired an easy-to-use, powerful book disinfection machine. The machine can disinfect two books at a time in only 30 seconds.

This article was originally posted on Duke Kunshan Arts & Humanities Division WeChat. DKU Library is collecting the recommended resources, listing the resource link and call no. beneath the books’ titles and will update the information on this webpage.


With the improvement of the epidemic situation in China, some members of the Duke Kunshan Community will be returning to the campus. Here are some measures and guidelines DKU Library staff are implementing to ensure the safety of all library users:


Publication date:May 7, 2020

As many members of the DKU Community have been unable to return to campus, we have automatically extended all items currently on loan from DKU Library. The new due date for these items will be the 30th of December 2020.

With the spread of the Coronavirus, the world has entered a state of emergency. Facing the global epidemic, each individual should stay objective and informed.

Time: Thursday, April 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00pm (Beijing Time), 8:00 – 9:00am (EDT)
Zoom Meeting Link and ID: and 262614540

In our next and the first online Reading the World session, we are delighted to invite Linda Daniel to be our speaker. Linda is a research and instruction librarian at Duke University Libraries.

The Duke Kunshan University Library is pleased to offer resources and online workshops for you to learn Data and Visualization skills, accessible wherever you are around the world right now.


Publication Date: March 6, 2020

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States, Duke University Libraries is closed to the Duke and broader communities from Wednesday, March 18th.


Publication Date: March 6, 2020

In the past few weeks, you may have experienced issues accessing library resources. With assistance from the network teams at Duke and DKU, we are happy to announce that a new group “Library Resources Only” has been created under DKU VPN.


Publication Date: February 21, 2020

As we work together through this difficult time, we want to inform you that DKU Library staff are available to support your remote learning, teaching and research needs.

DKU Library will provide limited services for community members who are on campus during this special time:

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun / 7:00 – 23:00.

From December 5th to 9th, 2019, DKU was honored to have invited Dr. Jay Winter, the Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, to give us inspiring and insightful lectures on history.

We were happy to invite Haitong Lin, the student of Class of 2022 from Guangdong Province to be our guest speaker of Reading the World on the 4th of December.

DKU Library will be closed from December 21, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The due date for all regular loan books borrowed from DKU Library of this semester is December 31, 2019.

On the 26th of November 2019 DKU Library was very happy to host Dr. Alison Klein, Lecturer of Thompson Writing Program at Duke University and Visiting Lecturer at DKU to speak in the first of the DKU Library Author Talks series.

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00-7:00 PM, Innovation Building, 1st floor Rest Area near 1008

We are happy to invite Haitong Lin, the student of Class of 2022 from Guangdong Province to be our guest speaker in the following session of Reading the World.

Thursday, December 5, 5:30-6:45PM, AB 1079

Please join the students from HIST110 as they interview Professor Jay Winter about his book Dreams of Peace and Freedom: Utopian Moments in the 20th Century.

Monday, December 9 | 15:00 - 16:30 | AB 1087

This informational workshop will get students involved in Makeover Monday, a weekly online event in which participants remake infographics and learn about data visualization in the process.

Thursday, December 5th | 3:00-5:00pm | AB 1079

Come enjoy five short presentations to learn how DKU faculty and researchers are engaging with data across a variety of fields and disciplines.

Tuesday, November 26, 5:00 – 6:00PM, AB 2103

DKU Library is happy to invite Alison Klein, the Lecturer of Thompson Writing Program at Duke University and a visiting Professor at DKU to be our first guest speaker in the DKU Library Author Talks series.

Open Access Week is an international event in which researchers, advocates, students, professors, and policymakers around the world promote the idea of Open Access research.

Duke documentarian Tom Rankin’s stunning photographs, which highlight Kunshan’s unique social and cultural landscape, will now form part of Duke Kunshan’s growing archive.

On Wednesday the 29th of May, DKU Library hosted a small event to celebrate the recent donation of photographs from Tom Rankin’s series Propitious Wind and Rain: Photographs from Kunshan.

Date: Wednesday 29th of May
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Location: 2nd floor AB, near Library entrance

  • Date: Wednesday April 17 – Thursday April 18

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Residence Hall, Block 4 Game Room


DKU Library will be open during the Tomb-Sweeping Day break from the 5th to the 7th of April.

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Monday, March 25
Location: Second Floor of the Library

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Location: AB 2103

Date: Feb 25th, 2019
Time: 11:00 – 13:30
Location: AB Lobby

Date: February 20th, 2019
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: AB Lobby

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Residence Hall, Block 1 Game Room

DKU Library will be closed during the Spring Festival (2/4/2019 – 2/10/2019) and will reopen on 2/11/2019. If you would like to check out items, please visit the Library before 6:00 PM, 2/3/2019.

In the following 2 library workshops, we’ll introduce a very powerful citation management tool — EndNote to you. As a researcher, you are dealing with high amount of research materials, this professional software will help you search hundreds of online resources for references and PDFs

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Residence Hall, Block 1 Game Room

On January 16, Duke University Library is launching a new and improved Online Public Access Catalog for researchers to locate and access books, DVDs, and other items. The new Catalog will also be available for DKU users.

Time: Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, January 24, 2019.
Venue: Academic Building 1079
Speaker: Joanna Hare (Associate Librarian for Research and Instruction)

Winter Break is coming, but book reading never ends!