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Explore Our Guides to Using the Library

We’ve re-focused our website to make it easier for you to find electronic resources and support. 

Getting Started with the Library

Details of our welcome and orientation programme, as well as information on using the library, accessing resources and support services.
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Borrow From Us

Find out more on borrowing to returning, loan periods to details of charges for late returns.
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Find out more about reserving an item that is already out on loan, held at Divines Library, Ushaw College or our Remote Store.
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Making a Request

Request access to items outside of our collections, through postal loans or scan and deliver, suggest a new item or request further copies.
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Electronic Resources

Get help with troubleshooting, technical problems, passwords, databases, and more.
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Study Spaces

We are offering a variety of bookable and non-bookable study spaces across our sites.
Study spaces in the library

IT and Equipment

Find more information on PCs, laptops, MFDs, printing, photocopying, Disability Support study rooms, and microform readers.
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Information for Visitors

Along with members of Durham University, we are also pleased to welcome external students, researchers and visitors to Bill Bryson Library.
People visiting the Bill Bryson Library

Using Other Libraries and Collections

Find out more about our Partner Libraries and the SCONUL Access scheme.
Collections at Ushaw Library