DKU Library Services Updates - If you are not on campus | Duke Kunshan University

DKU Library Services Updates - If you are not on campus

Updated on August, 2020

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

The library provides a wide range of services for off-campus users including:

  • Library Collections:
    • Your access to Duke University Libraries vast online collections (including eBooks, eJournals and streaming video) remains unchanged. All you need to access their online collections is an internet connection and your NetID (*DKU VPN may be needed for accessing in some regions/countries). Contact if you encounter difficulties.  
    • You can request scanned copies of journal articles or book chapters using Duke Libraries Document Delivery Service. The waiting period is approximately 2-3 days. 
    • The Library on the DKU Campus is open from 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week, for DKU community members on campus to check out books. Books may be borrowed and returned using the self-service machine (in the event of a problem with the self-service machine, contact Staff are available during regular business hours.
  • Research Consultations: Librarians are available for individual or group consultations via email, Zoom or other online platforms. Please contact a relevant librarian to schedule an appointment.
  • Online Chat Service: Get instant help via the DKU/Duke Libraries shared chat service at:  To receive a targeted service, please indicate your DKU status when initiating your conversation with a librarian.
  • Online Workshops: Librarians are also available to record online videos through Zoom or other platforms to offer online workshops about conducting research, using the libraries’ digital collections, or using tools such as reference management software or data visualisation platforms. Please contact a librarian to discuss your needs.
  • Book Chapters and article requests:
  • Textbooks: Textbooks are being processed as normal. Please contact with any questions about textbooks.
  • News and Events: Check your email, visit the home page of the Library, or follow the library via WeChat for ongoing news and events.