Bill Bryson Library (often referred to as the Billy B) is our main University Library. Located on Lower Mountjoy, the Library has 1,750 study spaces and fantastic range of resources to support your studies.
Library staff are always on hand to help you find your way around and answer your enquiries, and our 24/7 live chat service is available to you during your time in the Library or when working offsite.
From Monday 8 January:
Saturday 16 March – Friday 19 April (Easter vacation):
From Saturday 20 April:
Durham University Library
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3042
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 2971
Please see our Accessibility and Support Guide for further information.
Visit our website for details of IT and equipment available within the Library.
Lidded hot and cold soft drinks and cold food are currently allowed on all levels of the Library. You can bring in reusable, lidded drink containers to have during your study time, which may be refilled using the water fountains located throughout the building.
Please don’t eat in our silent study zone on Level 1 out of consideration to others.
Small Island Coffee is located on Level 2 of Bill Bryson Library and offers a range of sandwiches, salads, drinks and snacks. Please see Small Island Coffee webpages for current opening times.
Please remember to clean as you go during your time in the building and place all rubbish in the bins provided.
The University welcomes the use of face coverings in shared indoor spaces on campus. If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and try to avoid contact with people. Please visit the University webpages for more details.
Along with members of Durham University, we are also pleased to welcome external students, researchers and visitors to Bill Bryson Library.
For more information, visit our website.
Please review our floor maps to help you to: