Durham University

Hatfield College

Study spaces

The Library

  • 7,000+ text books
  • 50 DVDs
  • 300+ leisure fiction books
  • 200 Reference books
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Past exam papers
  • E-books
  • Sheet Music
  • 12 Study Spaces
  • Quiet Study Space

Non-Hatfield Borrowing

Students and staff of Durham University who are not members of Hatfield may apply to borrow books from Hatfield College Library. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, but loans will usually only be granted if the book is not available at the Main Library. Please email the College Librarian to enquire, quoting the title and shelf-mark of the book: hatfield.librarian@durham.ac.uk.

Document Binding

Hatfield Library has a wire & plastic comb binding machine. Dissertation binding sessions will be run in late Epiphany and early Easter terms for undergraduates, and in the summer for postgraduates. This service is available throughout the year however, please contact the Librarian for details: hatfield.librarian@durham.ac.uk

The Reading Rooms

  • 2 quiet study rooms on the ground floor of the Melville Building next to the library, with 11 spaces each.

The Computer Room

  • 7 networked computers;
  • 1 multi-function scanner/photocopier/printer that can print in colour and up to A3 in size.


College Study Spaces are open to members of Hatfield only.

Opening Times

Hatfield College Library, the Reading Rooms, and the Computer Room are open 24 hours every day.


Directions for the Library

In the Melville Building, enter through B Stairs and go down one level. The Library is on the left.

Directions to the Computer Room

In the Melville Building, enter through B Stairs and go down one level. The Computer Room is on the right.


College Librarian

The Librarian - Kevin Sheehan - would be pleased to help you with any enquiry. The Librarian typically works Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 12:00 during term-time only. It is best to get in touch by email: hatfield.librarian@durham.ac.uk.

Student Librarians

Student Librarians are trained to assist with library enquiries and work afternoons and evenings during term-time only. They play an important role in the day-to-day running of Hatfield Library.

Internet Access

In addition to the Computer Room in the Melville Building, every study bedroom has a network point for those who have their own computer. Wi-fi is also available throughout Hatfield College.