Founded in 1833 and occupying listed buildings within the Durham World Heritage site, Durham University's Palace Green Library houses archives, early printed books and other special collections. These include:
- Over 70,000 books printed before 1850 including 300 incunables
- Over 100 medieval manuscripts
- 3,400 metres of archives and artefacts
- Over 30,000 maps and prints and 100,000 photographs
We are open to anyone needing to consult our collections once they have registered with us. Registration here involves completing a form, providing proofs of identity and agreeing to abide by the Library's rules (please contact us if you require further information on this)
Two of the University Library's special collections were awarded Designated status in 2005 in the first round of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Designation Scheme.
Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowships - call for applications
A call for applications for this fellowship programme is open until 30 September 2019. In 2018 Durham University and the Mohamed Ali Foundation launched a fellowship programme to encourage academic research in the archive of the last khedive of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi II (1874-1944), and to make the collection’s strengths more widely known to international researchers.
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- Summer vacation in the Library (30 Jul 2019)
Palace Green Library
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2972