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Shaw and Duke Divinity School Sign Agreement

August 14, 2012 – Shaw University and Duke Divinity School announced a new agreement that allows faculty, staff and students from each institution to borrow books and other items from the other institution’s divinity library, as well as have access to open stacks and reading areas during regular operating hours. Dorothy Cowser Yancy, president of Shaw University and Richard B. Hays, dean of Duke Divinity School signed the reciprocal agreement.

The first agreement of its kind between Shaw University and Duke Divinity School, it also includes onsite access to selected Duke Divinity licensed databases through a guest login available at the Duke Divinity School Circulation Desk.

Students on both campuses will benefit from having access to each other's library collections and resources, said Bruce T. Grady, dean and associate professor of religious education at Shaw University Divinity School. "This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for Shaw University to expand its access to theological resources and to create space for dialogue with our colleagues at Duke Divinity School."

"This sharing agreement provides an excellent opportunity to build collaboration between Shaw and Duke Divinity School," Hays said. "We look forward to continued fruitful collaboration between our institutions."

The G. Franklin Wiggins Library provides services and resources within a Christian environment and serves primarily graduate and professional patrons preparing for service as clergy or laity in churches and other Christian ministries.

The Duke Divinity School Library contains more than 405,000 volumes and embraces all fields of religion and related disciplines, with particular strengths in the areas of Methodism and, more generally, Christianity. It is one of the many libraries within the larger Duke University Libraries system.