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Magna Carta exhibition and Library’s induction week win Marketing Excellence Awards

In the 2016 CILIP PPRG Marketing Excellence Awards, Palace Green Library has won the Gold Award for the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt exhibition and Durham University Library won the Silver Award for the Harry Potter inspired induction week. Congratulations to all involved!

(22 Jun 2016)

Summer vacation opening hours

Summer vacation

During the summer vacation, opening hours differ from normal term time hours. Please ensure that you check our opening times before you visit any library location.

(26 May 2016) » More about Summer vacation opening hours

Academics – Make sure you submit your reading lists

Reading lists

We aim to provide students with access to all taught course reading material. To achieve this we rely upon academic staff supplying the relevant information to the Library by 1st July 2016.

(9 May 2016) » More about Academics – Make sure you submit your reading lists

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Somme 1916

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there.

During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France.

A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of the largest offensives of World War I. With over 1 million casualties, the popular view of the offensive is of brave young soldiers and callous generals, doomed attacks and senseless slaughter.

(4 Mar 2016) » More about Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front