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Durham University

University Library

Library 24/7


For the 2019/20 academic year, the Bill Bryson Library will be open 24/7 for 35 weeks, including every week of term time, plus the Easter vacation.


Services available during Library 24/7

During Library 24/7, a staffed service at the Bill Bryson Library will operate Monday – Friday 08:30–22:00, Saturday - Sunday 09:00–22:00. Self-service will operate outside of these times.

Self-service hours will operate overnight around the staffed service times. For further details on Library security during the 24/7 opening period, click here.

The Short Loan collection will be available throughout the 24/7 period at the Bill Bryson Library and will adhere to normal term-time borrowing rules. See our page on Short Loan items for more details.

Reserved items will be available for collection at all times from the yellow shelves in the Short Loan section. For further information on reserving items, click here.

Document delivery items will be available for collection during staffed hours only. For further information, see our document delivery pages.

Plan your study.

We hope that the Library 24/7 opening hours will have a positive impact on students and allow you to manage your time. It is important to remember to use your time wisely, pace yourself, and plan assignments and exam revision effectively to make your studies more enjoyable. Your health and wellbeing is a top priority!

Further information

We expect Library users to be considerate towards Library staff and other customers at all times. There are also certain Library regulations and procedures that will be in operation during the 24/7 opening periods that you should be aware of. For further details on Library security, food and drink, health and safety, click here.

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Please Note

Information on this page relates to the 2019-20 academic year

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