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Joining the SafePod Network

Approved researchers at Durham University will now be able to securely access Government Administration data to better understand our society and economy, as the University joins the national SafePod Network.
Safepod in Bill Bryson Library

Welcome to 2023: study spaces, resources and support services

As we approach the start of Epiphany term 2023, we've put together the following information about accessing our services and resources to help you get the most out of our libraries and collections this term.

Christmas Tree wish campaign makes wishes come

Our staff and students are supporting local charities to make Christmas dreams come true, with their annual Christmas Wish Tree Appeal.
Library staff and charity representatives at the gift presentation at Bill Bryson Library

WellBEEing Week

Here at University Library and Collections, we know just how important it is to help support your wellbeing and as we head towards the end of the first term and into winter vacation, we thought now would be the perfect time to do just that!

Christmas Wish Tree campaign

Would you like to help someone in need this Christmas? Help us support three local charities by donating to our Christmas Wish Tree campaign.
Christmas tree graphic with the text

Exploring the University’s past to inform our present

Two Library and Collections projects are being undertaken to explore the University’s history, as part of the broader Race Equality Charter action plan.
View of the courtyard of the Castle, Durham, 1838 (Durham University Library, SD 00280)

Oriental Museum welcomes Master Japanese Potter

Master Japanese potter Keigo Kamide is visiting the Oriental Museum on Wednesday 23 November, to give a free talk about his art and the ancient craft of Kutani. His talk will be illustrated with a selected display of his works for visitors to enjoy.
Keigo Kamide Pottery event at Oriental Museum

Group study spaces unavailable at the Teaching and Learning Centre

Our group study spaces on the 2nd floor of the Teaching and Learning Centre will be unavailable on Wednesday 2 November, due to the STEM Fair taking place.

Liberate My Library!

This Black History Month, we’re highlighting the opportunity available to all Durham University staff and students to help us diversify our collections.

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.
Woman at laptop

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.