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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!