Restricted access to collections 2012-2013
Palace Green reader services now at 5 The College
From 1 October 2012 the search room at 5 The College (in the Cathedral precinct) will provide access to the Archives and Special Collections material which has been moved out of Palace Green Library during building work on the Pace Building. This includes the Local History and History of the Book printed collections and also PG Ref books.
To use the Archives and Special Collections material please contact us beforehand on 0191 3342972 or firstname.lastname@example.org in order that we can confirm that the material will be available when you require it.
The exhibitions at Palace Green will remain open as advertised.
Building works - 2012
If you are planning to come to Durham to consult our collections, please read the following carefully and contact us if you need any assistance.
The Archives and Special Collections search room will be open at 5 The College (in the Cathedral precinct) Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Most of our most heavily-used archive collections will be housed there along with our rare books and the modern printed books in Local, History of the Book and PG Ref. Owing to the complexities of moving around 5,000 metres of material it is essential that you contact us well in advance on 0191 3342972 or email@example.com in order to avoid delays in gaining access to this research material.
The collections will be returned to Palace Green Library in the winter of 2013 and then the newly refurbished Barker Reading Room will open in the Pace Building providing access to Archives and Special Collections material in an upgraded research library.
Please keep checking the website for details.
This only affects the Palace Green site and not 5 The College. The exhibitions at Palace Green Library will remain open as normal.
The map shows two possible routes between Palace Green Library and 5 The College. One goes through Durham Cathedral, the cloisters and into the College. The other shows the suggested route around via Duncow Lane.
Palace Green Library
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2972