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Hurricane Florence Relief Fine Waive Event

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Ford Library, in conjunction with Duke Libraries and Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, is now collecting non-perishable food and household items for those affected by Hurricane Florence.

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

Donations will accepted from Wednesday 10/10 – Friday 10/26.

Guidelines:

  • Replacement fees on lost items that haven’t been returned are not eligible for fine waives.
  • Maximum fine waive amount per patron is $25.
  • Please, no expired food items.
  • Most needed items: canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, canned beans & soup ..
  • Details on other needed items are in this linked document.

Thanks for your support!

Extended Library Hours

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Ford Library will be open extended hours this weekend from 8am – 8pm, Saturday (9/22); and from 8am – 12am, Sunday (9/23).

The Fuqua School will be holding make-up classes here on campus on the above dates, and Ford Library is extending its weekend hours so that our students can access reserve materials and in-house data resources.  Professional library staff will not be on site this weekend; but access to materials and resources and the Library will be available.

Ford Library Closing Early Thursday

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

UPDATED (9/15/18) – Ford Library will remain closed due to severe weather conditions related to Hurricane Florence through Saturday, September 15th.  Ford Library will be open from 12 noon – 6pm, Sunday, September 16th.

For updates on Library hours, please follow our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

For updates on the Severe Weather Policy from Duke University and Fuqua regarding class scheduling and access to campus, please monitor https://emergency.duke.edu/ and your Duke email account.

Welcome Back, Second-Year Students!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

student in libraryWhether you are a first-time visitor to our library or returning to a cherished study spot, Ford Library welcomes you.

As a reminder, our library web pages give you access to the Ford Library 24 hours every day.

On our website, you can locate information like:

You can also always contact us with your questions.

Wishing you success at the start of your academic year.

Updated: Ford Library Closed Friday-Sunday, 8/17 – 8/19

Friday, August 17th, 2018

UPDATED (8/19/2018) : Ford Library will re-open to patrons at 1PM on Monday, August 20

At 8:30am, Friday morning (8/17/18), Ford Library experienced major water pipe breaks in the spaces above our main circulation and service desks and many staff offices.

As a result, Ford Library is closed to patrons effective immediately until further notice (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 8/17-8/19).  An update will be posted Sunday evening (8/19/18) regarding our hours for patron access (if any) on Monday, 8/20.

Delivery of and access to physical materials will be delayed until next week.  Reference and research assistance services will be available by email — reference-librarians@fuqua.duke.edu — during our normal hours.

Online services and resources provided by Ford Library have not been affected, and remain available through our web site.

Please send any questions related to this matter to us at library@fuqua.duke.edu.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to deal with this challenge.

Welcome, New Students!

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Student studyingThe Ford Library welcomes you to Fuqua! We can help you reach your peak performance at Fuqua by connecting you with key information resources.

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 gives you access to the thousands of full-text journals, eBooks, and audiobooks that you can download to your own device or borrow as a Ford Library Kindle.

I also invite you to come to our library, one of Duke’s best study spots (“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, by e-mail or by online chat.

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

Congratulations and Best Wishes

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

graduation caps

As the warm days of April draw to a close, it is time to say goodbye to our graduating MMS students and 2nd year MBAs.

Congratulations on all you have achieved while at Duke. Job well done! Best wishes for continued success throughout your career and in your life.

Fuqua Book Exchange

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

fuqua book exchange

Ford Library invites the Fuqua community to participate in the Fuqua Book Exchange from April 13th through May 15th. Donate your gently used books to other students, staff, faculty, or to the library. Give a book, take a book. All subjects are welcome. Free!

Drop off your book donations at the Ford Library circulation desk. Books for exchange are located in a “Fuqua Book Exchange” shelf at the back of the Ford Library. Just follow the arrows. We will donate any books unclaimed after the exchange to Better World Books or to Book Harvest (children’s and young adult books).

Fine Forgiveness Event

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

fine forgiveness event

Are you graduating or just heading out soon for the summer and worried about paying library fines? Monday, April 16th through Friday, May 11th, the Ford Library will waive one overdue library fine* for each “shelfie” you post to social media with the hashtag #fordlibraryshelfie, up to five fine waives total.

It’s easy!

1. Snap a “shelfie,” a book-related photo. It could be of a favorite book or place to read, a “book face,” or a photo featuring the Ford Library and/or its collections.

2. Post the photo to your Instagram or Twitter account, or to our Facebook page, with the hashtag #fordlibraryshelfie.

3. Send us an email to let us know you have posted it.

Please note: Your social media profile must be set to public during the promotion so that we can see your photo and we have to approve posts to our Facebook page before they will appear.

Questions? Email: ford-library-circulation@fuqua.duke.edu

 

Rules:
1. All current Duke University students are eligible to participate.

2. Each photo must be tagged #fordlibraryshelfie and posted between Monday, April 16th and Friday, May 11th, 2018. Your photo(s) may be shared, copied, and used in Ford Library promotional material.

3. A maximum of five overdue fine waives total will be allowed per student during the promotion.

4. *Waives apply to overdue fines incurred in the last 6 months (from November 2017 – May 2018) only.

5. *Waives 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.

Ford Library Open Labor Day

Friday, September 1st, 2017

imageFord Library will be open for our normal Semester / Term Hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th.

All Library services and resources as provided by our circulation desk attendants will be available except for research assistance.

Our professional staff, and expert reference librarians will return on Tuesday, September 5th to help guide you toward success in your MBA.

Good Luck in Fall Term 1!