We regret that due to heating issues in areas of Palace Green Library, we are unable to open to visitors. This includes study spaces in the Barker Research Library. We are working to rectify this situation as soon as possible.
Access to our Archives and Special Collections is still available through pre-booked appointments (Monday-Friday).
If you have any queries, please contact 0191 334 2932 or email email@example.com
All the material held here is for reference use only. Access is available for those using the collections.
For more information on our collections, please see the Archives and Special Collections guide.
Opening times (Search Room and Study Spaces):
For research access to the Archives and Special Collections, please use our online enquiry form to make an appointment.
Barker Research Library
Palace Green Library
Tel: 0191 334 2972
A number of non-bookable, individual study spaces are available in the Barker Research Library for silent study.
Please be aware that due to the nature of the collections within the library, no food or drink is allowed.
For information on study spaces available elsewhere across campus, please see our Study Spaces Guide.
Our exhibition galleries, including the Museum of Archaeology, are now open with free entry to visitors. Please note, due to capacity restrictions within the galleries, there may be a short wait during busier times. If you wish to access the collections for research purposes, please contact us to make an appointment.
Cosin’s Library is now open to the public after being closed for several years to carry out essential conservation work. Having now been completed, the library and its collections are now more accessible and enjoyable than ever before. Please visit Palace Green Library Exhibitions : Your Visit - Durham University for more information and to pre-book a timeslot.
We continue to develop new online exhibitions, events and learning resources for users to engage with from anywhere in the world.
Food and drink is not permitted in the Barker Research Library. There is no cafe or refreshment facilities on site. However, there are plenty of coffee shops and cafes nearby.
The University welcomes the use of face coverings in shared indoor spaces on campus. Details of all our safety measures can be found on our Visiting our Buildings guide.
If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and try to avoid contact with people. Please visit the University webpages for more details.
Please see our Accessibility and Support Guide for further information.