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About our Collections

Durham University provides research access to over 8 miles of archives, manuscripts and special book collections.

There are some subjects, time periods and geographic areas where the University has particular collection strengths and holds world-renowned resources. The nature of archives and library collections means that there is also a very wide range of other subjects and themes for which there will be at least some material.

Our Collections Outreach Team are dedicated to sharing our collections with non-academic visitors and users of all kinds.

Our Collections

The links below will take you to more information on the major collections and subjects, and also to collections that have been digitised and can be accessed online. There is also a link to information about other collections and subjects, including a list of all the collections that we hold.