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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

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