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An overview of our libraries

Welcome to the Libraries and Site Information guide.

Browse the tabs above for information about our different Libraries, opening times, and contact details.

University members and visitors are strongly recommended to wear face coverings in University buildings, including the Library, and when in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet. Details of all our safety measures can be found on our Visiting our Buildings guide.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have received a positive test result, you are advised to stay at home - please do not visit the Library. Please visit the University webpages for full details.

Bill Bryson Library

The Bill Bryson Library is our main University Library, and you will find a fantastic range of resources to support your studies. 

Bill Bryson Library at night

Leazes Road Study Space

Leazes Road Study Space provides additional study facilities that are conveniently located for those living in the Gilesgate area.

5 The College

5 The College is located within the cathedral close and is home to the Durham Cathedral Archive and other collections.

Barker Research Library at Palace Green

Our Archives and Special Collections can be found in the Barker Research Library, located within Palace Green Library.

Palace Green Library

Durham Business School Library

The Business School Library is a self-service library and study space in the Business School building on Mill Hill Lane.

College Libraries

Many colleges at Durham University have their own libraries. Explore them here.

ISC Library at Stockton

The International Study Centre Library in Stockton is primarily for our students enrolled with Study Group. 

Teaching and Learning Centre

The Teaching and Learning Centre provides additional study spaces for individual and household group booking.

Partner Libraries

Learn more about our partner libraries Ushaw College Library and Durham Cathedral Library and how to access the collections.

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