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ULC sites close for Platinum Jubilee

University Library and Collections sites will be closed on Friday 3 June to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
A view of Durham Cathedral from the River Wear

Buddha’s Birthday celebrations at the Oriental Museum

Our Oriental Museum will be hosting its annual Buddha’s Birthday celebration on Sunday 15 May from 12-4pm.
Oriental museum

Let us know you'll “bee right back” with a Study Break card at Bill Bryson Library

Here at the Library, we know how important it is to be able to take a break from your studies to stretch your legs, take time away from screens, get some fresh air or to get a snack. We also know that our study spaces are in high demand, and we want to help by managing our spaces effectively.
Student making notes using books and a laptop in front of bookshelves

Bill Bryson Library to open 24/7

From Monday 25 April until Friday 10 June* Bill Bryson Library will be open 24/7 as we enter the exam and assessment period.

Additional study spaces available on Lower Mountjoy site

We have arranged for designated study space to be available to all Durham students from Monday 25 April in a purpose-built modular building, situated next to the Higginson Building (Engineering) on Lower Mountjoy (Science) site.

Access to Churchill Archive through University Library and Collections

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently subscribed to the Churchill Archive, allowing access to over 800,000 pages of original documents, as well as expert resources designed to support courses in history and politics.
Churchill Archive

Pre-book your study spaces at Barker Research Library

From Tuesday 19 April, access to study spaces at the Barker Research Library within Palace Green Library will need to be pre-booked through our Space Bookings system. This is to support the high demand for these spaces, allowing you the opportunity to plan your visit and study time.

Cosin’s Library opens its doors after major conservation work

Historic Cosin’s Library will be re-opening its doors to visitors on Wednesday 13 April. After being closed for several years, essential conservation work is now complete and the library and its collections are now more accessible and enjoyable than ever before.
Library door with sign

Durham stands with UK Universities in Elsevier deal

On 23 March 2022, the outcome of negotiations between UK Universities and the academic publisher Elsevier was announced.
A female student doing assignments in a library

Ask the Library for More Books

Did you know that you can request copies of books through the library to make sure you can access the information you need?
More books written on a poster

Unique collection of Japanese toys heading to Durham

A beautiful collection of Japanese toys is making its way to a new home at the Oriental Museum.

Study Space at Clayport Library

During the Epiphany term we ran a trial of dedicated student study space at Clayport Public Library. We were pleased to see there was some usage, and we hope you found it a useful space.