Library 24/7 comes to Queen’s Campus Library from 7 – 15 March
At the end of the Epiphany term, Queen’s Campus Library will join the Bill Bryson Library in offering Library 24/7 opening hours. From Saturday 7 March to Sunday 15 March, Queen’s Campus Library will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(23 Feb 2015) » More about Work Smart
Discover Durham Collections
We’re introducing a powerful new system for searching Durham University’s collections, Discover. Search Durham collections and access e-journal articles, databases, medieval manuscripts at Palace Green Library, artefacts from the Oriental Museum, Durham University theses, image resources and research datasets. You’ll also find books from your reading lists on Discover too.
(19 Feb 2015) » More about Discover Durham Collections
Library 24/7 at the Bill Bryson Library for the whole of Epiphany term!
Library 24/7 opening hours are now in operation until midnight on 16th March 2015! There will also be 6 weeks of Library 24/7 during the Easter term.
Drop in to the Bill Bryson Library’s Subject Support point!
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bill Bryson Library, between 10:00-16:00, your Academic Liaison Librarians will be offering Subject Support to all students who wish to drop in.
New study space at Queen’s Campus Library
Students at Queen’s Campus Library have voted and the
decision has been made…Room 205 is now available for use as a group
collaboration and mobile phone area.
(9 Jan 2015) » More about New study space at Queen’s Campus Library
A Nation, not a War – new exhibition takes a fresh look at Vietnam
2015 is the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and yet, for many of us, it is still the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Vietnam.
Palace Green Library’s distinctive portraits celebrated in new exhibition
A fascinating new exhibition of portraits, commissioned by John Cosin, Bishop of Durham in 1669, is taking place at Durham University’s Palace Green Library. On Seeing the Author: Portraits
in Libraries from Antiquity to the Present.
Access to printed journals in Bill Bryson Library until 27 March 2015
From 1 January and 27 March 2015 the northern end of level 1 of the Bill Bryson Library, containing printed journals 050-058.8 will be sealed off for the replacement of power, data, heating and ventilation systems. Unfortunately, there is no alternative space available in the University or the library’s external store to accommodate 6km of printed journals. Therefore, the printed journals will be inaccessible whilst the renovation work takes place.
The central area on Level 1 is closed for refurbishment
The refurbishment of the Bill Bryson Library is continuing with the central area on Level 1, which has closed to proceed with work to the lighting, heating, ventilation, electrics and décor.
Books with shelfmarks 900 - 999 (Geography, Archaeology and History) have been moved temporarily to mobile shelving in the Level 1 East Wing during the refurbishment work.
Some areas of Level 1 remain open; the East Wing, the Journals at the North End of the floor (accessible via the East Wing or Staircase 5) and the Journals store in the West Wing (accessible via Staircase 2).
The refurbishment will repeat the work on Levels 3 and 4 to update the heating, lighting and ventilation systems, and provide additional power supplies to study desks.