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Durham University Library and Collections - Pre-arrival information: Welcome

University Library and Collections

We're really pleased you'll be joining Durham University soon and look forward to welcoming you to our libraries, museums and collections.

In this guide, we will give you a flavour of how University Library and Collections can support you and help you develop as a Durham University student, such as: 

  • providing you with amazing resources and access to the materials you need to learn, study and research 

  • helping you to develop new research skills that will benefit you throughout your degree and your chosen career 

  • providing fabulous spaces for you to study in, explore and be inspired by

Our friendly and helpful staff want to make sure you get the most out of our libraries and collections. You're always welcome to drop us a message in our Live Chat or call in and speak to one of the team. During Welcome and Orientation week we will have a daily fair in the Bill Bryson Library - it's an excellent way to say hello and find out a little more about us. Hope to see you there!


Ask DULib

Contact us through our enhanced virtual enquiry desk, Ask DULib. Search our FAQs, email us, or chat with a librarian. 
Ask DULib is available to all students, staff and users.

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