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Library Hours Update (Feb.27)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

photo credit - Salt Lake TribuneFord Library will be closing at 8PM on Friday, February 27 due to winter weather conditions.

Please follow our Twitter feed for the very latest updates on the Library’s operating hours during winter weather conditions.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to us at reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu.

Library Hours Update – Feb. 26 – 27

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

icy-roadFord Library remains closed today, Thursday, 2/26/15. 

UPDATE: Ford Library has plans to open at 10AM on Friday, 2/27/15 .

Please follow our Twitter feed for the very latest updates on the Library’s operating hours during winter weather conditions.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to us at reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu.

Library Closing Early Today (2/24/15)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

icyroad-besafeFord Library will be closing early at 5PM today (Tuesday, February 24) due to winter weather conditions.

Please follow our Twitter feed for the very latest updates on the Library’s operating hours during winter weather conditions.

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns to us at reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu.

Library Maintenance Alert

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

extreme construction image

Please pardon our noise between Wednesday and Friday, January 14-16. While things aren’t as bad as in the photo, a plumbing mishap in the spaces above the Library requires the services of sheetrock work and an industrial dehumidifier.

We are also replacing some defective lighting in the main reading room ceiling that calls for the use of a large, mobile scaffold which does make noise while operating.

We sincerely apologize for these disruptions to the Library environment; and hope to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term to a dry and well-lit Ford Library.

Photo courtesy of shorpy.com.

Library Closing for Exams August 26-27

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Exam Stress?UPDATED! – Ford Library will be hosting exams for Masters of Management Studies (MMS) students from 8AM – 12 Noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26-27. The change (from 9am to 8am) in Library access hours has been made at the request of the faculty instructor.

This means the Library will be closed during these hours (8am -noon, 8/26 & 8/27) for browsing and individual study use. The following, limited library access will be available during the above exam hours.

  • Closed reserve textbooks and requested (on-hold) books may be picked up at the Library circulation desk.
  • Library materials to be returned can be placed in the drop box to the right of the Library doors. Fines will not accrue for materials that are unable to be turned in during the exam hours.
  • If you need research assistance during the above hours, please email or chat with us HERE.
  • Access to the Library Database Room and its printers will be available.

Normal access to the Library stacks and Library services will resume each day shortly after the exams have concluded. Space is at a premium here at Fuqua, and we greatly appreciate your understanding as the Library works to accommodate the academic needs of our MMS classes.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at library@fuqua.duke.edu.

Welcome To Fuqua!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

forest readerWelcome to all new students who arrived at Fuqua this week to attend the Language Institute and the Summer Math Review Course.  Students bring an energy and vitality to our university and to our city.  We hope your move went smoothly and that as you explore the city and the university, you come to enjoy your new home as much as we do.

Duke Libraries are among the elite libraries of the world.  Since you have found your way to the Ford Library Blog, you must already know that the library web pages give you access to the library 24 hours every day.  You can access the online catalog for all of Duke’s libraries as well as the libraries of other research universities in the area, including UNC and NC State (noted in the catalog as TRLN Libraries).  Besides print resources, the Duke catalog give you access to the thousands of full-text journals, eBooks, and audiobooks (online or on CD) that you can download to your own devices.

I also invite you to come to our library, the most beautiful space on campus (“like reading in a forest” – an actual quote from an MBA), and a quiet place to study.  Introduce yourself to Jane Day, our fabulous director of reference services.  Or consult with any of our reference librarians in person at the reference desk, by email or by online chat.

We can help you be successful during your time here at the Fuqua School.

Meg Trauner  MLS, MBA
Ford Library Director

Library Catalog Maintenance, April 5-6

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Duke University Libraries IT staff will be conducting scheduled maintenance of the Library Online Catalog on Saturday and Sunday (April 5-6).

On Saturday (April 5), users will not be able to place hold requests, renew items online, or otherwise login to access their library accounts from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM. Searching of the catalog should not be affected.

On Sunday (April 6), catalog searches will be unavailable from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM.

Thanks for your patience during this scheduled maintenance.

Library Closing Early – Opening Late

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

icy-roadDue to a strong potential for icy roads and dangerous travel conditions, Ford Library will be closing at 1PM on Monday, March 3rd, and opening late at 10AM on Tuesday, March 4th.

Library reference staff will be monitoring our online reference chat and email throughout the normal business day (8am – 5pm).

Weather conditions can change suddenly, so please monitor the DukeAlert site and the Ford Library Twitter feed for the latest updates to our hours of operation.

Stay Safe!

Waiting for an Interlibrary Loan?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

missingIf you’ve placed an interlibrary loan request at the Ford Library web site for a book or article within the last 2 days, and your need is especially urgent; you may want to re-send that request to us via email at doc-del@fuqua.duke.edu

The third party-provided “back end” of Duke Libraries Interlibrary Loan system is experiencing technical issues, so library staff cannot currently access any requests you may have placed in the last 2 days.

To view any requests you’ve placed, follow this link: http://library.duke.edu/docdelivery/NDB . Once you’ve logged in with your Duke Net ID and password, you can copy and paste your outstanding requests, and send them to us at the email address above.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you!

Ford Library Weekend Hours – Feb.15-16

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Ford Library will be open from 7:30am to 8pm on Saturday, February 15.

We will also open early on Sunday, February 16.  Hours: (7:30am – midnight).

Thanks for your patience and understanding during these “snow days”; and remember to check our Twitter feed for any updates to our hours.