New Movies for November

November 18th, 2019

Here are the latest additions to our DVD collection:

American Woman
The Art of Self-Defense
The Haunting of Hill House, season 1
The Lion King
Satanic Panic
Toy Story 4
The Wedding Guest
Angel of Mine
Door in the Woods
Them That Follow

Food for Fines Event

November 14th, 2019

Ford Library, in conjunction with Duke Libraries and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, is collecting non-perishable food and household items in exchange for fine waivers.

Donations will accepted from Friday, November 15 – Sunday, December 15.

Drop donations at any of the Duke Libraries, except Law.

Fine waives will be offered for donations of food items, hygiene items, and select paper products. 1 item donated =$1 in fines waived.

Food Drive Most Needed Items:

  • Canned fruits and veggies
  • Canned meat
  • Canned beans and soup
  • Cereal
  • Whole grain pasta and rice
  • Peanut butter
  • Hygiene items
  • Household items

Pop top cans and microwaveable cups preferred. Low sodium, low trans fat, sugar free, no glass.

New Movies for September

September 26th, 2019
Ma (with Octavia Spencer)

Avengers: Endgame
A Dog’s Journey
Finding Steve McQueen
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
The Hustle
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Mary Magdalene
Plus One
The Secret Life of Pets 2
The Tomorrow Man

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

New Movies for August

August 19th, 2019

Here are the latest additions to our DVD collection:

Alita : Battle Angel
Fast Color
The Intruder
Long Shot
Missing Link
Pet Sematary
Rock, Paper, Scissors
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

New Movies for June/July

July 17th, 2019
US DVD cover

Here are the latest additions to the DVD collection:

Apollo 11
Ashes in the Snow
Cold Pursuit
Fighting with my Family
Gloria Bell
Happy Death Day 2U
J.T. LeRoy
The Kid
The Least of These
The Little Mermaid
The Upside
What Men Want
Woman at War
The Aftermath
The Best of Enemies
Captain Marvel
Captive State
Five Feet Apart
Hotel Mumbai
Killing Eve: season 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Mustang
The Public
Wonder Park

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

New Movies for May

May 16th, 2019

Here are latest additions to our DVD collection:

A Dog’s Way Home
The Hole in the Ground
Holmes & Watson
Level 16
On the Basis of Sex
Rust Creek

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

Using Library Resources During Summer Break

May 8th, 2019

mba on the beachCongratulations on finishing the final Term of the year! This post will fill our rising Second Years in on what Library resources, both print and online, will be available to you during summer break.

Using Library Databases During An Internship

The key point to consider when using library databases is to avoid the transfer of entire reports, articles, or data content from academically licensed databases to your summer employer. Transferring database content to a summer employer breaches our license with the vendor; and could cost the breaching user, and all of Fuqua, their access to the database.

Using databases to prepare for your internship without the transfer of content may be permissible. Please review the use cases described on our web site; and email us if you have any questions.

Carlton Brown, Associate Director & IT Services Manager

Print, Audiobook, and E-Reader Use During the Summer

Leaving North Carolina for all or most of the summer? Don’t forget to return library items before you leave town.

Why? If the book you borrowed is recalled for use by another patron, you’ll need to ship it back to Ford Library. If you aren’t able to ship it back, you should know that recall fines are $3/day.

If you are borrowing a Kindle, you do get a guaranteed 4 week loan, but they can’t be renewed after that. Audiobooks are just 2 week loans.

Thank you for returning library materials before you leave!

Amy Brennan – Collection Services Librarian

New Movies for April

April 19th, 2019

Fantastic Beast DVD cover

Here are the latest additions to our DVD collection:

Fantastic Beasts: The crimes of Grindelwald
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Instant Family
Mary Poppins Returns
Mortal Engines
The Mule
Spider-Man, Into the Spider-Verse
Stan & Ollie

You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

Student Survey

April 15th, 2019

Do you love the Ford Library as much as we do? Do you have suggestions for improvements or just want to share your thoughts? Would you like to win a drone? Fill out our survey here.

As the Spring semester wraps up, we would love to get your feedback in our student survey. Let us know how you really feel about us in a quick survey and you could win a drone! We will randomly select a winner after the survey closes on Sunday, April 28. You must qualify per the rules below in order to enter. Good luck!

1) Must be a current Fuqua student
2) Must fill out our student survey between 4/15-4/26 and include contact information so we can let you know if you win!

Fine Forgiveness Fridays

April 5th, 2019

Library fines got you down? During Fine Forgiveness Fridays, April 12 – May 10, the Ford Library will waive or credit one fine* each time you interact with us online. You can like or follow us on any of our social media accounts and post library-related photos to our Facebook page or to Instagram with the hashtag #fordlibrary. You can get up to seven fines waived total during this event.

It’s easy!

  1. Snap a library-related photo. It could be of a favorite book or place to read, a photo featuring the Ford Library and/or its collections, or just of you in the library.
  2. Post the photo to our Facebook page or to your Instagram/Twitter account with the hashtag #fordlibrary.
  3. Send us an email to let us know you have posted it.
  4. Follow us @fordlibrary on Instagram, @fordlibraryweb on Twitter, or our Facebook page.
    Please note: Your social media profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo. We have to approve posts to our Facebook page before they will appear.

Questions? Email:

All current Duke University students are eligible to participate.
Each photo must be tagged #fordlibrary and posted between April 12th and May 10th, 2019. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.
A maximum of seven overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.
*Waives or credits may only be applied to overdue Ford Library fines incurred in the last 6 months (from November 2018 – May 2019).
*Waives or credits will not apply to items that have not yet been returned, for fines that were incurred at other Duke University Libraries, or for recall fines (where another patron was waiting for the overdue item). This promotion is in addition to our existing one-time waive policy (one waive per student per year for eligible fines). Feel free to ask about this policy too.