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Durham University Library

You will find some changes to the services that you may be used to from our libraries and collections, due to the effects of Covid-19. You can read an overview of the changes in our welcome blog post, and you can visit our Welcome to University Library and Collections 2020-2021 Guide for full details of what to expect and our available services.


You can now access our Space Bookings system for bookings to visit the Library for our Stay and Study or Browse and Borrow services.

Search Discover to use our excellent online resources and see Online Services for how we can help you.

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Current Library News

Christmas Wish Tree 2020

Would you like to help someone in need this Christmas? Help us support two local charities by donating to our Christmas Wish Tree campaign.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Christmas Wish Tree will be a little different this year but will still provide much-needed support to two local charities, especially during these uncertain times.

Staff and students are invited to donate an amount of their choice to one or both charities, which will help them to provide items from their wish list.

This year’s charities were chosen by representatives from Durham Students’ Union:

  • Children North Eastwho work with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up to be healthy and happy.

  • REfUSE is a community café in Chester-le-Street, who intercept food before it becomes waste and use it to make food to serve in their community cafe.

For more information and how to donate, visit our Christmas Wish Tree webpages.

(23 Nov 2020)


Hotel Indigo study spaces - change to closing time

As of 10 November, the Council Room at Hotel Indigo will be closing at the earlier time of 8pm throughout the lockdown period. You are still able to book up to three timeslots per week for individual study spaces at the hotel, and several timeslots will be available during these times. 

To book your study space, please visit our Space Bookings system. If you have any queries, you can contact our Virtual Enquiry Desk. 

(7 Nov 2020)


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