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Durham University

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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

Routine maintenance to Library systems

On Wednesday 21 October, we will be performing routine maintenance on Discover, which will mean the service will be unavailable between approximately 1pm and 4pm. Access to e-resources will still be available through the A-Z database and the Library catalogue. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience

(20 Oct 2020)


Library Reservations and Recalls

Reservations and recalls will be reinstated as of Monday 12 October 2020. For details, please visit our Using the Library guide.

Fines will not be reinstated until November - more details will be available in the coming weeks.

(8 Oct 2020)


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Overnight chat support

Overnight chat support operates between 8:00pm and 8:00am.

Further information on Questionpoint, our overnight chat support service.