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Durham University

University Library

Library Resources for Courses

Please note: the Library no longer provides a service linking directly to online articles from reading lists in DUO, as most articles are available by searching Discover. Please contact if this causes any problems.

We aim to provide students with sufficient access to all taught course reading material. In order to achieve this, we rely on academic staff forwarding a suitable copy of every new reading list to the Library and alerting us to updates required to existing ones. For more information about the Library and taught-course reading lists, please see the Library Reading List Charter.

For Staff

If your reading list relates to an existing module, please check that all relevant materials are available, with sufficient quantities of 'required' reading, and described in the 'Library Resources' area in duo then alert the Library to any changes required. For new modules, send your whole reading list to the library. If you send your list or updates to the library by the 1st July 2019 we can ensure the relevant materials are in place for your students for the forthcoming academic year. This includes the digitisation of key book chapters and journal articles for easier access.

For students

Access your module reading lists in electronic format via the library pages or duo.

If an item which appears on your reading list is not in stock at the Library, you can:
  • Get in touch with your lecturer to ensure the Library has received the reading list
  • Get in touch with your departmental representative and ask for the item to be purchased
  • Submit a request directly to the Library via the More Books form

For all enquiries about course resources please contact us

Please note

Information on this page relates to the 2019-20 academic year