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Durham University

Special Collections

Special Collections

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Our buildings are currently closed but if you have an inquiry about our collections please contact us by email at We currently only have limited access to the physical collections but we will try to help you make progress with your questions and requests for copies etc.


Discover is our catalogue that combines Durham University's physical printed, manuscript and object collections with online resources -

Our catalogue focusing on archives and manuscripts is

Where documents have been digitised and are available online, a link is provided in the catalogue. Some groups of digitised material are listed at

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Special Collections
Palace Green Library
Palace Green
United Kingdom
: +44 (0)191 334 2972