Library 24/7 comes to Queen’s Campus Library from 15 – 24 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 15 March at 10:00 to Monday 24 March at 20:00, Queen’s Campus Library will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Find out more about when different services will be available and about the behaviour we expect from you when using the Library through the Library 24/7 webpages: www.durham.ac.uk/library/247/
(27 Feb 2014)
Bill Bryson Library book moves
Week beginning Monday 10 March 2014
Books with shelfmarks 001 to 270 are now relocated to their permanant position on level 4 of the Bill Bryson Library. From Monday 10 March, the book movers will transfer books with shelfmarks 400 to 554 from Level 3 to the Level 1 east wing store.
Please check the display board at the level 2 entrance or speak to staff at the Help & Information desk on Level 2 if you need assistance to locate books.
(28 Feb 2014)
Books begin to move back to Level 4 at the Bill Bryson Library
At the Bill Bryson Library, we're getting ready to reopen the main area on Level 4. From Monday 3 March, work will begin to transfer books with shelfmarks 001-339 from the Level 1 East Wing store back to Level 4 and move books in the central area on Level 3 (shelfmarks 400 - 779) to the Level 1 East Wing store.
Books will be available throughout the moves, except for the time they are being transferred on trolleys between floors. Please speak to a member of Library staff if you are struggling to access the items you need.
Get colourful at the Oriental Museum to celebrate the arrival of Spring
This spring, for the first time ever Durham University’s Oriental Museum will be celebrating the Indian Holi Festival. Holi is the Indian Spring Festival also known as the Festival of Colours because one of the ways to celebrate is to throw brightly coloured powders over your friends and family!
Planning to use the Library during the Easter vacation?
If you're travelling away from the North East over the Easter vacation and are planning to use Library resources, make sure you look at our Vacation Periods webpage for full information about borrowing during vacation periods. Remember:
- Borrowing remains the same during vacations and loan periods do not alter.
- Make sure you renew your items over the Easter vacation by logging into your Library account.
- Be careful about borrowing 3 day loan items - these will need to be renewed every three days as normal.
If you're staying in Durham over the Easter vacation, remember that the Bill Bryson Library, Queen's Campus Library and the Leazes Road Library will be operating reduced vacation opening hours. Please see our Easter Vacation and opening hours webpages for full details.
All Library sites will be closed on Easter Sunday (20 April 2014).
The Bill Bryson Library will offer limited Bank Holiday opening hours on Easter Weekend (18 - 21 April 2014): Good Friday 09:00 - 17:00, Easter Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 and Easter Monday 09:00 - 20:00.
Queen's Campus Library, the Leazes Road Library, Palace Green Library and the Business School Library will be closed throughout the Easter weekend (Friday 18 - Monday 21 April 2014 inclusive).
(10 Mar 2014)
CIS Support on Weekends and Evenings
From Saturday 8 March until the end of Epiphany Term, the CIS Library Helpdesk will be open 10:00 - 14:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, and opening hours will be extended Monday to Friday until 20:00.
(6 Mar 2014)
Weekend Facilities for the Consumption of Food
Following recent comments about a lack of space particularly at weekends for the consumption of food, the library has worked with YUM to provide the following as a short term solution;
The Calman Building (ground floor) will be open for students to use on weekend 8/9th March and weekend 15/16 March as a packed lunch eating space. It will be open from 11:00 – 16:00 on both weekends.
It will NOT be operating as a café during these times.
Please Note: Outside of these times other eating facilities are available on the lower Mountjoy site, including the Chemistry café which is available 24/7, the Palatine café and the Calman café.
The marquee will be available next term.
The Library Café will also be operating extended opening hours: From Monday 10 March - Friday 21 March it will be open 08:00 - midnight. Please see the YUM website for more details: https://www.yumfood.org.uk/locations/library/
STATEMENT ON THE CONSUMPTION OF FOOD AND DRINK Following several comments about food and drink, please note the following:
(6 Mar 2014) » More about Weekend Facilities for the Consumption of Food
The Library donates fines to DUCK charities
From 10 - 16 February 2014, the Library got involved in DUCK (Durham University Charities Kommittee) week. We encouraged you to pay your Library fines online or in person and the average daily fines taken throughout the week is being donated to DUCK charities. The results from the week are in, and we're pleased to say you helped to raise £563.54 for some amazing causes!
During the week, we asked students to vote between four charities selected by DUCK to decide who the money donated would go to. Over 1000 votes were cast in our polls on DUO and in the Bill Bryson Library. St Cuthbert’s Hospice, a local charity who support those in North Durham who suffer from life limiting illnesses was the most popular charity, with 422 votes (39.4%). The Against Malaria Foundation, an international charity who work to protect people from Malaria by funding specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets, received 328 or 30.7% of the votes. Next, Norcare, another local charity that provides specialist housing for women and children escaping domestic or sexual violence received 196 votes (18.3%), and the fourth charity with 124 votes (11.6%) was The LetterBox Club, a national charity, which aims to provide enjoyable educational support for children in care aged 5-13.
Thank you to everyone who paid their fines during DUCK week!
(28 Feb 2014)