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Library Services for Online and Metropolitan Students: eBooks and Books

Course Reserves

The library, in conjunction with professors and departments, offer books on reserve.

These books are textbooks and required reading assignments that are made available free to all students.  Not all classes put books on reserve.

Reserve books  are typically loaned out for two hours, and they must stay in the library.

By using a reserve book instead of buying the textbook, a student can lessen the financial burden of purchasing textbooks.

Book Catalog

James B. Duke Memorial Library's Online Catalog is where you go to search for material held within JBDM Library. Generally, this material will be books, but we also have videos, records, CD's, etc. You can also search for journal/periodical titles, BUT NOT FOR SPECIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES.

WorldCat is a database of books, videos, CD's and other materials held by libraries worldwide.


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Inter-Library Loan

JCSU does not have the book you need, you can request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Here's what you do:

  1. Go to the library's home page

  2. On the right-hand side of the page, click on "Online Interlibrary Loan Request"

  3. Scroll down to the part of the form that says "Use this section to request a book"

  4. Fill out as much information as you can about the book you need (author, publication date, publisher, ISBN)

  5. Submit the form

Processing time varies, depending on our workload and that of the lending library. Books do tend to take longer than articles; except 1-2 weeks before you get your material.

Questions? Call Brandon Lunsford

Archival Services Librarian

(704) 371-6741 or -6738