The Library's role is to support teaching and research in the University. We have an Academic Support Team 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
In order to most effectively support taught courses, it is essential that the Library has a copy of your reading list. For new modules, please ensure that you send a copy of your reading list to the Library as soon as possible. For existing modules, ensure that you provide the Library will all relevant updates. The deadline for reading list submissions and updates ahead of the 2016-17 academic year is the 1st July 2016. Given the number of lists 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.
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.