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Could you be a Human Book?

We are inviting international students and staff to take part as a “human books” in our Human Library event as part of Durham Global Week.
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Winter vacation opening times

From Saturday 9 December until Tuesday 2 January 2024, vacation opening times for our libraries and study spaces will apply, with some closures between Christmas and New Year. 24/7 opening at Bill Bryson Library will run until 10pm on Friday 8 December.
Durham Cathedral on the River Wear in winter

WellBEEing Week

Our WellBEEing Week starts on Monday 4 December, counting down until the end of term on Friday 8 December.

Supporting local charities with this year’s Christmas Wish Tree

Our Christmas Wish Tree campaign is back, giving you the opportunity to support three local charities and help someone in need this Christmas.
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Chat With Us sessions at Bill Bryson Library

Introducing our brand-new Chat With Us sessions at Bill Bryson Library! Join some of our friendly staff for a free hot drink and a biscuit and ask us anything about the Library and our services.
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Visit the Library and ‘Ask Us About...’

As part of our ongoing support for your studies, we are running regular ‘Ask Us About...’ drop-in sessions at Bill Bryson Library throughout Michaelmas term.

Apply for our Archives and Special Collections Experience Day

As part of expanding our offer to Durham University Students, the Archives and Special Collections team at Palace Green Library will be running our third Student Experience Day on Thursday 9 November.

Library Book Giveaway: Black History Month

Throughout Black History Month, we will be running a book giveaway in Bill Bryson Library.
Book covers of Natives, The Black Flamingo, Black and British and Red Dust Road

Update to bookable study spaces at Bill Bryson Library

From Monday 18 September, there will some changes to locations of bookable study spaces in Bill Bryson Library.

24/7 opening at Bill Bryson Library

This academic year, Bill Bryson Library will be open 24/7 during our busiest periods throughout term time.

Durham Research Online: the next step

After a few weeks pause, Durham University’s Open Access publications repository, Durham Research Online (DRO) has been relaunched, providing unpaywalled access to publications authored by staff and students at Durham University.
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Bill Bryson Library closure – Sunday 30 July 2023

Bill Bryson Library will close at 10pm on Saturday 29 July and reopen at 8am on Monday 31 July due to works carried out by Northumbrian Water affecting the water supply to the building. No access to the Library will be available during this period.
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