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Update to bookable study spaces at Bill Bryson Library

From Monday 18 September, there will some changes to locations of bookable study spaces in Bill Bryson Library.

24/7 opening at Bill Bryson Library

This academic year, Bill Bryson Library will be open 24/7 during our busiest periods throughout term time.

Durham Research Online: the next step

After a few weeks pause, Durham University’s Open Access publications repository, Durham Research Online (DRO) has been relaunched, providing unpaywalled access to publications authored by staff and students at Durham University.
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Bill Bryson Library closure – Sunday 30 July 2023

Bill Bryson Library will close at 10pm on Saturday 29 July and reopen at 8am on Monday 31 July due to works carried out by Northumbrian Water affecting the water supply to the building. No access to the Library will be available during this period.
Bill Bryson Library

Summer vacation opening times – study spaces

As of Saturday 24 June, we enter the University vacation period and will be adjusting our opening times at some of our study spaces.
Science Site and Bill Bryson Library

Introducing our Open Research Monthly Round Up

We have recently introduced a monthly activity and news page on our Open Research guide, allowing you to keep up to date with all the latest on access to University research and from the wider world of Open Access.

Access reinstated for Sudan Archive

On 8 June 2023 we introduced special handling measures for one of our collections having discovered trace of the insecticide DDT on a record sample.
Helicopter spraying a field of cotton to control the jassid pest, Gezira Cotton Scheme, 1950s (D.M.H. Evans collection, SAD.711/2/4)

Change to study space opening times and availability

As we approach the end of exam and assessment period, there will be changes to some of our study spaces and opening times.

Closure of Leazes Road Study Space

As the School of Education is relocating to the Confluence Building on Lower Mountjoy, Leazes Road Study Space will permanently close at 6pm on Friday 2 June 2023.

Donate your unwanted academic textbooks to the Library

As we approach the end of the academic year, we will be providing a donation station in Bill Bryson Library and ISC Library, Stockton so you can donate any academic textbooks you no longer need for your studies.
Four open books piled on top of each other

Introducing your library account summary emails

Now that we have automatic renewals in place, we will be sending out a monthly summary email detailing any loans or charges you have on your library account. This is to help you to keep track of your borrowed items and any outstanding fees you may have.
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Apply for our Archives and Special Collections Experience Day

As part of expanding our offer to Durham University Students, the Archives and Special Collections team at Palace Green Library will be running our second Student Experience Day on Thursday 8 June.