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The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) provides space for independent and group study, as well as lectures and teaching activity. 

Our study spaces are located on the 2nd floor. There's a mixture of 400 individual, group and informal study spaces, including study desks, low seating, high bar tables and media tables. This light and modern space is ideal for both collaborative and quiet, individual study.

The Library live chat service is available if you require any support.

Opening Times and Contact Details

Monday 8 January - Friday 15 March:

  • Monday-Sunday between 8am-9.30pm 
    (last entry 9pm via campus card swipe access) 

Saturday 16 March – Friday 19 April (Easter vacation): 

  • Monday-Friday between 8am-6pm 
  • Saturday-Sunday - closed

Saturday 20 –Sunday 21 April: 

  • 8am-6pm 

From Monday 22 April: 

  • Monday-Sunday between 8am-9.30pm, including bank holiday Monday 6 May 
    (last entry 9pm via campus card swipe access)
  • Closed bank holiday Monday 27 May  

Durham University Library  
Stockton Road  
DURHAM  
DH1 3LY  
United Kingdom  

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5357  

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Outside the Teaching and Learning Centre

The Teaching and Learning Centre is along South Rd, opposite the Lower Mountjoy site. Use the postcode DH1 3LS if using a SatNav or GPS.  
In the evening and weekends you will need your campus card to scan into the building.
There is no visitor car parking, except for disabled parking bays near the entrance. There are bike sheds available.  

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.

Access is on level ground via a power-assisted door. There are disabled parking bays near the main entrance.
For more information on parking, please call 0191 334 6002 or email car.parking@durham.ac.uk prior to your visit.
There are multiple lifts available within the building.  

Please see our Accessibility and Support Guide for further information.

We have a range of non-bookable individual and group study spaces available on Level 2 of the Teaching and Learning Centre, in a bright, light environment.

Group Work Rooms in other parts of the building can be booked via your Durham Office365 calendar - see the CIS Booking a Group Work Room guide for more information.

Lidded drinks and cold food are currently allowed in the study spaces on Level 2. Vending machines and access to hot water is available on Level 2 and cold water fountains are located throughout the building.

The TLC has its own cafe called Zing - please see their webpages for current opening times.

This is a clean as you go area - please wipe down any surfaces before and after use, and place all rubbish in the bins provided.

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