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Two Exciting New Exhibitions at the Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum launches two exciting, new exhibitions this month, both will run from 1 October to May 2023.
Oriental Museum Silk Road Exhibition Oct 2022 Woman with coloured rugs

Our new library search system is now live!

Our new and improved library search system is now live, replacing the out-dated library catalogue and tools.
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Temporary change to online database for museum and archive collections

Due to the work required for the implementation of our new and improved Discover search, our online database for museum and archive collections will be available through an interim database from 1 August.

Introducing ULC’s new library search system

On Monday 1 August, we will be implementing a new library search system to replace the current out-dated library catalogue and Discover tools with a single search facility.
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Durham gets top five spot for proportion of research available in open access form

We’re hugely proud that 92.4% of Durham University publications are now available in an open access form, and this puts us in the top five of the open access indicator of the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022.

Celebrate summer at Durham Castle

It’s Summertime in Durham and in our 950th year we are delighted to welcome you to the Castle for a Summer Celebration on Saturday 25 June.
Durham Castle

Durham University Visitor Attractions excel in VisitEngland assessment

Durham University Visitor Attractions have received excellent scores from VisitEngland as part of their Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme.

Returning borrowed items to the Library

As we head towards the end of term, please remember to return any items you no longer need to us before you leave Durham.

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

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

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.
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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.
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