Don't hog it!
The Library is very busy at the moment and study spaces are in high demand. Library staff will be monitoring study spaces throughout the day at the Bill Bryson Library and Queen's Campus Library. Any belongings left in a study space and unoccupied for some time may have a flyer placed on it to remind you not to leave your possessions unattended. If a study space is required by another student these spaces will be emptied of belongings. Items may be collected from the Help and Information desk. Your cooperation in not "hogging" a study space will be appreciated.
(9 May 2013) » More about Don't hog it!
Library 24/7: Tell us what you think!
Library 24/7 is underway at the Bill Bryson Library and Queen’s Campus Library! Our main Library 24/7 period began at 10:00 on Saturday 20 April 2013 and will end at Midnight on Monday 27 May. Tell us what you think of Library 24/7 by completing our short survey at: https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/durham/easter247/
(7 May 2013) » More about Library 24/7: Tell us what you think!
Library 24/7: Reloaded in the Easter term!
The Bill Bryson Library and Queen’s Campus Library will offer a second period of Library 24/7 opening in 2013 from Saturday 20 April to Monday 27 May. During the first five weeks of the Easter term, the two main libraries on each campus will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can access the resources and study spaces you need when you need to in the run up to exams.
(8 Apr 2013) » More about Library 24/7: Reloaded in the Easter term!
Starting your dissertation? Book a Library training session!
In June 2013, the Library are offering a range of training sessions at the Bill Bryson Library and Queen's Campus Library, which are open to all staff and students. If you're getting started on your dissertation research, these are a perfect way of getting the cogs turning! Book your place online to find out how to make the best use of our online resources over the summer vacation:
Bill Bryson Library
Introduction to e-journals and databases, 3 June 2013, 14:00 - 15:00
Google Scholar: Get more out of Google, 10 June 2013, 14:15 - 15:00
News databases: Read all about it!, 11 June 2013, 13:30 - 14:15
Finding images for your projects and presentations, 12 June 2013, 14:00 - 15:00
Queen's Campus Library
Introduction to e-journals and databases, 3 June 2013, 10:00 - 11:00
Google Scholar: Get more out of Google, 13 June 2013, 14:15 - 15:00
(10 May 2013)
Item of the month: Plan of Ferryhill by Richard Richardson, 1765
For this month’s document we turn to a map from the Dean and Chapter’s collection of plans and surveys, recording their lands and tenants in Ferryhill in 1765. It is accompanied by a terrier and rental, providing more detail on the individual tenants and sub-tenants and their various holdings. The plan was drawn by Richard Richardson, a land surveyor, estate agent and banker of Darlington active between the 1740s-1780s: the University Library’s Special Collections hold a number of his and his son's works of draughtsmanship, (and indeed a £1 note issued by the bank he founded with John Mowbray).
(1 May 2013)
Changes to noise zones: Shhhh...
During the Easter term, we're making changes to noise zones at the Bill Bryson Library and Queen's Campus Library to help students revise effectively for their exams.
(15 Apr 2013) » More about Changes to noise zones: Shhhh...