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A view of Durham Cathedral from the River Wear

University Library and Collections sites will be closed on Friday 3 June to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

As the country celebrates with a special extended bank holiday weekend, we have taken the decision to close our buildings to allow staff to celebrate this historic occasion. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

  • Bill Bryson Library will close at 6pm on Thursday 2 June and re-open at 9am on Saturday 4 June.  
  • All our other study spaces, including ISC Library in Stockton, will be closed on both Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June, due to the bank holidays. 
  • Palace Green Library and Oriental Museum will close at 7pm on Thursday 2 June following their weekly late-night opening (excluding Barker Research Library). They will then re-open at their usual times on Saturday 4 June.  
  • There will be no tours at Durham Castle on Friday 3 June. 
  • Our Virtual Enquiry Desk will remain available. Live Chats will be answered by the on-call team and emails will be read when we re-open. 

Visit our Study Spaces guide for details of opening times across our sites. 

Visit our Visitor Attractions website for more information on visiting us.