Department: Serials - (919) 530- 6483

  • Vacant, Head Serials Librarian
    (919) 530-7311


The Serials Department is located on the second floor of the James E. Shepard Memorial Library. It houses more than 104,000 bound volumes. The library currently subscribes to more than 2,000 serial publications in all formats. Holdings are listed in the Online Public Access Catalog. See Journal Finder to search for journals, magazines and newspapers by title.


The serials collections are arranged alphabetically by title. Current issues, abstracts, newspapers, and periodicals in microform format are located on the second floor. Current issues of popular magazines e.g. Ebony, Newsweek, Time, etc. are housed in the Reserve Department. Bound journals are located on the third floor annex. Periodicals in electronic format can be accessed from the Library's homepage.


Microform Collection: The microform collection is housed in the microform cabinets on the second floor of the Serial's area. This collection is comprised of microtext in two formats: microfilm and microfiche. Materials in microform include periodicals, newspapers, and books, etc.

Newspaper Area: Current issues of approximately twenty-three U.S. and foreign newspapers are shelved alphabetically by title in the newspaper area. Daily newspapers are located in the newspaper stand behind the service desk. Back issues of microfilm includes: The Durham Herald Sun, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, they are housed in the microfilm cabinets in the Serial's Department.


Materials located in the Serials Department do not circulate outside the library, and should be used in the serial area. Photocopy machines are available in the Reference and Reserve areas for making copies.

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