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Durham University

University Library

Academic Staff

The Library's role is to support teaching and research in the University. We have an Education and Research Support Service to provide subject-specific library support and information skills training. Please visit the Subject Information pages to find details of your Academic Liaison Librarian who will be glad to explain how the library can support you and your students.

Library resources for your teaching

To enable us to provide the best support for taught courses, it is vital that the Library receives a copy of your reading list. For new modules, please ensure that you send a copy, with a completed coversheet, to the Library as soon as possible. For existing modules, ensure that you check the current 'Library Resources' list in duo and provide the Library with all relevant updates. The deadline for reading list submissions and updates ahead of the 2019-20 academic year is the 1st July 2019. Given the number of submissions the library receives, if a list is received after that date we cannot guarantee that library materials will be in place for the start of the Michaelmas term.

Library resources for your research

Please consult our Research pages for links to services and resources relevant to your research needs. If you would like to suggest an item to be purchased for the library to support your research, you can do so by sending a request to your Departmental Library Representative.

Information skills training

The Library can provide information skills training for you and/or your students. Please contact one of the Academic Liaison Librarians for your subject to discuss how we can help you. We are happy to run sessions either within your department or in one of the rooms available in the Library. The types of sessions we offer include basic library induction, sessions tailored to learning about specific online resources and subject-specific essay or dissertation support.

Heritage Collections

The Library is part of the Library and Heritage Collections, which also includes Durham University's archives and special collections held at Palace Green Library, the Oriental Museum and the Museum of Archaeology. You can find out more about how Heritage Collections can support your teaching and research in our guide for academic staff.