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Throughout Easter term and as we approach the exam period, we’re here to support you with your study needs and wellbeing. 

Additional study spaces 

To support you finding study spaces during the busy Easter Term, we have arranged additional rooms to be available for you to use as study spaces across the University campus. More details, including room locations and availability, are available on our Study Spaces guide.

Bill Bryson Library 24/7 opening  

We are open 24/7 until Friday 2 June, giving you access to the building and study spaces whenever you need it.   

Library enquiry support is available daily between 9am-6pm from our Help and Information Desk. General enquiry support and self-service operate outside these times. 

Access to Bill Bryson Library is via entry gates to allow campus card access only, ensuring the Library is a secure space for you to study in. Security staff are onsite throughout our opening times. 

Plan your time 

As always, your welfare is a high priority to us. We might be open for 24 hours, but that doesn’t mean you should study every hour of the day! Consider the following when planning your study time:  

  • Study at a time that works for you   
    Visit us and use our resources when it’s most useful for you, but make sure you go home and rest when you need to. Bookable and non-bookable study spaces are provided, giving you the option to either book ahead to guarantee a study space for a specific length of time or drop in whenever it’s convenient to grab a free space.  
  • Take regular breaks  
    It might be a 20-minute break to stretch your legs and move away from a screen. It might be that you’ve done enough for the day and it's time to go home, relax and make some time for yourself. Both are as important as each other. Our ‘Bee Right Back’ Study Break cards allow you to take a break and return to the study space within 30 minutes. 
  • Get enough sleep  
    Sleep is so important, not only to help you feel refreshed and focused when studying but also to support your mental health and wellbeing. 
  • Plan your journey home   
    Visit our Student Safety webpages for advice on planning your journey home. If you’re studying with us during the evening/early hours, you can access the Durham SU’s Night-Cab service 

Useful guides 

  • Visit our Study Skills Guide for guidance and tips on effective studying. 
  • For more information on study spaces available at Bill Bryson Library, visit our Study Spaces Guide 
  • Our Wellbeing Guide has resources and information to support you, along with details of support services available at Durham.