Request to Hold an Item

You can request for regular loan books (except Reserves) and DVDs that are on the shelf at Duke Kunshan Library to be held for you to collect at a later date.

Follow these steps to place a request:

  • Click the green “Request” button to the right of the title in the Library catalogue


  • Enter your NetID and password


  • Click the blue “Request” button


  • Choose Duke Kunshan Library as your pick up or delivery location


  • Click “Place Request” button


  • When you see the message “Thank you. Your request is now being processed.”, it means your request has been submitted successfully.


****You will receive an email when the items are ready to collect. Your request will be held for 3 business days.

Please note:

  1. To cancel your requests, go to My AccountsLibrary AccountHold/Recall requests.
  2. Requests are processed on weekdays only. 
  3. You can only request to hold items located in Duke Kunshan Library. Items in Perkins & Bostock Library, Library Service Center, Medical Center, Ford Library, Marine Lab, Rubenstein Library, Lilly Library, Law Library and Divinity Library cannot be requested.
  4. Items in the Reserves cannot be requested.