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Durham gets top five spot for proportion of research available in open access form

We’re hugely proud that 92.4% of Durham University publications are now available in an open access form, and this puts us in the top five of the open access indicator of the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022.

Celebrate summer at Durham Castle

It’s Summertime in Durham and in our 950th year we are delighted to welcome you to the Castle for a Summer Celebration on Saturday 25 June.
Durham Castle

Durham University Visitor Attractions excel in VisitEngland assessment

Durham University Visitor Attractions have received excellent scores from VisitEngland as part of their Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme.

Returning borrowed items to the Library

As we head towards the end of term, please remember to return any items you no longer need to us before you leave Durham.

Buddha’s Birthday celebrations at the Oriental Museum

Our Oriental Museum will be hosting its annual Buddha’s Birthday celebration on Sunday 15 May from 12-4pm.
Oriental museum

Access to Churchill Archive through University Library and Collections

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently subscribed to the Churchill Archive, allowing access to over 800,000 pages of original documents, as well as expert resources designed to support courses in history and politics.
Churchill Archive

Cosin’s Library opens its doors after major conservation work

Historic Cosin’s Library will be re-opening its doors to visitors on Wednesday 13 April. After being closed for several years, essential conservation work is now complete and the library and its collections are now more accessible and enjoyable than ever before.
Library door with sign

Durham stands with UK Universities in Elsevier deal

On 23 March 2022, the outcome of negotiations between UK Universities and the academic publisher Elsevier was announced.
A female student doing assignments in a library

Ask the Library for More Books

Did you know that you can request copies of books through the library to make sure you can access the information you need?
More books written on a poster

Unique collection of Japanese toys heading to Durham

A beautiful collection of Japanese toys is making its way to a new home at the Oriental Museum.

Access to exam papers for study support

Previous years’ exam papers are now available on a new SharePoint site.

Online exhibition discovers hidden history of the Women of Castle

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are launching a new online exhibition, Women of Castle.