Founded in 1833 and occupying listed buildings within the Durham World Heritage site, the Palace Green Library of Durham University houses archives, early printed books and other special collections. There are:
- 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
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. We are open to anyone needing to consult our collections once they have registered with us.
Building work at Palace Green Library, January - April 2014
Due to building work elsewhere on the Palace Green Library site to create an education room and a cafe, there may be background noise in the Barker Research Library until April 2014. We apologise for this and hope it will not disrupt your work.
(10 Mar 2014)
News Feed: Library News
- Bill Bryson Library tour for University staff, 28 April 2014 (23 Apr 2014)
- Library 24/7 is back from 26 April until the end of exams! (23 Apr 2014)
- Bill Bryson Library book moves (17 Apr 2014)
- Books begin to move back to Level 4 at the Bill Bryson Library (28 Feb 2014)
- Exam Revision Help at the Bill Bryson Library Subject Support Point: (24 Apr 2014)
Palace Green Library
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2972
Palace Green Library
- The Library's closed, so I'm signing off for the evening. The Barker Research Library's open tomorrow from 9am and exhibitions open at 10am!
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- #OnThisDay 1970 died Sir James Fitzjames Duff, former vice-chancellor of Durham Univ, BBC governor, academic http://t.co/gPPs8fzgQe
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- We've been evaluating how #MuseumWeek went this morning, and whether we should get involved next year - what do you think?
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- April's Item of the Month is Artis' fossil ferns (1825) - a nod to @DurhamIAS Light theme https://t.co/TaQMEDB5pa http://t.co/nHKoi2nbrM
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- If you're a member of @durham_uni staff and haven't visited the Library yet, book a tour of the Bill Bryson Library https://t.co/ahDFd5UUx0
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