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Welcome to Durham University Library and Collections

Amazing resources and fantastic spaces

Our supportive staff are here to make sure you get the most out of our libraries and collections at Durham.   

Library Support and Information

Explore our research guides, while our Faculty Librarians can help you get the most out of our libraries and collections by supporting your learning.
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Using the Library

Find out more about getting started, borrowing, reserving, and how to make the most of our resources.
Students walking down the staircase into the library

Museums and Galleries

The Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions team within University Library and Collections care for more than 100,000 objects spread across our sites.
The Tunstall Gallery of Durham Castle

Archives and Special Collections

Durham University provides research access to over 8 miles of archives, manuscript and special book collections.
Archives and Special Collections

Library sites

There are five libraries in the University Library service. In Durham city you'll find the Bill Bryson Library, Palace Green Library, Leazes Road Library and Durham University Business School Library. At Queen's Campus, Stockton, you will find the ISC Library.

Students walking down the staircase into the library

Bill Bryson

The Bill Bryson Library (often referred to as the Billy B) is our main University Library, and you will find a fantastic range of resources to support your studies.

Durham University Library
Stockton Road
DURHAM
DH1 3LY
United Kingdom

Opening times: 8am - 6am Monday - Sunday (22/7) term time.
Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library

Barker Research Library at Palace Green

Our Archives and Special Collections are held within the Barker Research Library, located in the historic Palace Green Library. The Library is bright and airy, making for a peaceful place to study and work.

Barker Research Library
Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN
United Kingdom

Opening times: 10am - 5pm Monday - Friday (by appointment only)
Students outside the International Study Centre Library

ISC Library

The International Study Centre (ISC) Library is for use by ISC students and staff at Queen's Campus, Stockton and can be found on level 2 of the Ebsworth Building.

ISC Library 
Queen's Campus, Stockton 
University Boulevard 
Thornaby 
Stockton-on-Tees 
TS17 6BH 
United Kingdom 

Opening times: 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Exterior of Leazes Road Study Space

Leazes Road

Located within the main School of Education building, Leazes Road Study Space provides additional study facilities that are conveniently located for those living in the Gilesgate area and members of Hild Bede College.

Leazes Road Study Space
Leazes Road
Durham
DH1 1TA
United Kingdom

Opening times: 8:30am - 5pm Monday - Friday (closed during vacation time)
Teaching and Learning Centre exterior

Teaching and Learning Centre

The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) is a short distance from the Bill Bryson Library and provides space for independent study.

Teaching and Learning Centre
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LS
United Kingdom 

Opening times: 8am - 10pm Monday - Sunday term time (see guide for vacation opening times)

Explore our libraries, museums, and galleries

  • Visit Us

    Find out how to visit our Libraries, Museums and Collections sites.

    Showcases, art and museum displays at the Oriental Museum over three levels
  • Partner Libraries

    Find out more about our two partner libraries, Durham Cathedral Library and Ushaw College Library.

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Visit Us

Find out how to visit our Libraries, Museums and Collections sites.

Showcases, art and museum displays at the Oriental Museum over three levels

Partner Libraries

Find out more about our two partner libraries, Durham Cathedral Library and Ushaw College Library.

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Explore our latest news and events

  • Latest News

    Keep up to date with our latest news and additions to our collections.

    Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library
  • Our Events

    Search our events calendar, we offer a diverse range of activities and exhibitions.

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Latest News

Keep up to date with our latest news and additions to our collections.

Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library

Our Events

Search our events calendar, we offer a diverse range of activities and exhibitions.

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