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Global Week Human Library

As part of the Global Week 2024 programme of activities, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Unit and the University Library and Collections (ULC) Department will be running a Human Library, which is designed to build a positive interaction and safe space for conversation between readers and a ‘human book’.
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Library Book Giveaway: LGBT+ History Month

Our book giveaway has returned for LGBT+ History Month!
Book covers of Fabulosa, Frank OHara selected poems, Godkiller, One Last Stop and She Who Became the Sun

Chat With Us at Bill Bryson Library

Our Chat With Us sessions at Bill Bryson Library are back for Epiphany term!
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Welcome to 2024: getting the most out of your libraries and collections

Whether you’re a regular user of the Library or just starting to explore our services, we've put together the following information to help you get the most out of your libraries and collections this term.

Christmas Wish Tree campaign supports charities in the local community

Our students and staff are helping to make Christmas wishes come true for local families, by donating hundreds of gifts and raising over £600 for local charities, through the annual Christmas Wish Tree campaign.
Staff and representatives from the charities posing with Christmas gifts donated to the appeal

Could you be a Human Book?

We are inviting international students and staff to take part as a “human books” in our Human Library event as part of Durham Global Week.
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Winter vacation opening times

From Saturday 9 December until Tuesday 2 January 2024, vacation opening times for our libraries and study spaces will apply, with some closures between Christmas and New Year. 24/7 opening at Bill Bryson Library will run until 10pm on Friday 8 December.
Durham Cathedral on the River Wear in winter

WellBEEing Week

Our WellBEEing Week starts on Monday 4 December, counting down until the end of term on Friday 8 December.

Supporting local charities with this year’s Christmas Wish Tree

Our Christmas Wish Tree campaign is back, giving you the opportunity to support three local charities and help someone in need this Christmas.
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Chat With Us sessions at Bill Bryson Library

Introducing our brand-new Chat With Us sessions at Bill Bryson Library! Join some of our friendly staff for a free hot drink and a biscuit and ask us anything about the Library and our services.
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Visit the Library and ‘Ask Us About...’

As part of our ongoing support for your studies, we are running regular ‘Ask Us About...’ drop-in sessions at Bill Bryson Library throughout Michaelmas term.

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 third Student Experience Day on Thursday 9 November.