About

Medical Center LibraryThe Medical Center Library & Archives provides the services and collections necessary to further educational, research, clinical, and administrative activities in the medical field. Services are available to Duke Medicine faculty, staff, and students in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, allied health programs, and graduate programs in the basic medical sciences. The Library also serves Duke Hospital and Health System.

10 Searle Drive; DUMC 3702; Durham, NC 27710     DIRECTIONS

  • Facts and Figures

    Here are some basic facts about the Library and Archives as of June 30, 2015.

    Statistics are taken from two reports to national associations:
     -  Association of Research Libraries [ARL]
     -  Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries [AAHSL]

    Internal reports have been used (where there is no designation).

    Staff:  23 FTE  (Library 20; Archives 3)

    Core biomedical electronic journal subscriptions:   963 [ARL]
    Total health sciences electronic journal titles:      13,803 [AAHSL]

    Biomedical online databases:  101 [AAHSL]

    Total print volumes:   178,550  [AAHSL]
    Total book titles:          49,556  [AAHSL]

    Items borrowed from other libraries (ILL):  1,162 [ARL, AAHSL]

    Library Website usage: 843,377 pageviews [AAHSL]

    Educational Sessions:  185  [ARL]

    Reference/Consultation Services:   15,468  [ARL]
    Electronic (Email and Instant Messenger): 4,079 [AAHSL]

    Online tutorials available: 83 [AAHSL]

    Linear feet in Archives collection:   11,097  [ARL]

    The Library is located in the Seeley G. Mudd Building

    Medical Center Communications Center and Library

    • Opened:  November 1975
    • Dedication:  May 8, 1976
    • Architects:  Warner, Burns, Toan and Lunde; principal architect Danforth W. Toan
    • Major donors:  The Seeley G. Mudd Fund; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Frederick J. Kennedy Foundation; The Nanaline H. Duke Fund; The Duke Endowment
  • Strategic Plan

    We welcome comments about the plan and future directions for both the Library and Archives. Please send your suggestions and ideas to Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean, at patricia.thibodeau@duke.edu.

  • Privacy Policy

    The overarching goal of the Medical Center Library & Archives (MCL&A) is to respect your rights to freely access information and to protect your privacy in terms of the information that is used or accessed.

    In achieving this goal, MCL&A strives to collect the minimum amount of information required to deliver services or resources to you, the user. When such information is collected it is treated as confidential private business records and is not available or released to individuals not employedby the MCL&A unless through a legal court order. You can review our full privacy policy here.