Change in Ford Library Door Access

readers at Ford Library

While our hours of semester / term hours of operation will remain unchanged, beginning on Thursday, January 26, 2012, your Duke ID Card will be required to enter the Ford Library after 7pm, 7 days a week. Swipe your DukeCard through the card reader to the right of the Library doors to enter.

This change in access to Ford Library is being made to 1) more closely conform to other Duke libraries requirements for card access; and 2) to address safety concerns raised on behalf of our Duke & Fuqua Library patrons. More details on these concerns are available in this Duke Chronicle article.

While Ford Library, and Fuqua have not seen a rise in problems like those described in the linked article, we want the Ford Library to remain a safe environment for our students. We would also like to remind you that the best way to prevent thefts and similar incidents is to pay attention to your surroundings and not to leave valuables unattended.

If you have questions about this change in access to Ford Library, please email us at; and thanks for your understanding.

One Response to “Change in Ford Library Door Access”

  1. access doors Says:

    It’s really about time. I’m a grad student, and the university I went to for undergrad had a policy like this in place years ago. Students shouldn’t feel like their belongings will be stolen when they go to use the bathroom. Thanks for the update.

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