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The Christmas vacation is coming…

Christmas Vacation


As we approach the end of the Michaelmas term, Christmas vacation opening hours are about to begin at the Library.

(23 Nov 2015) » More about The Christmas vacation is coming…

There’s still time to send Palace Green Library a hat fit for a hero

A hat fit for a hero

Crafters have until 30 November 2015 to donate hats to Palace Green Library’s charity project, a hat fit for a hero.

(18 Nov 2015) » More about There’s still time to send Palace Green Library a hat fit for a hero

Take part in the Library Survey now!

Library Survey


We’re always looking to provide great customer service and focus on the things that matter to you so that your Library can go from strength to strength. In order for us to continue to improve, we would be grateful if you could take the opportunity to complete the Library Survey this autumn.

There is an opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad mini 3 or one of our runner up prizes – don’t miss your chance to win!

For more information, see:

(21 Oct 2015)

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

Recommend a Book!

Recommend a Book

Recommend a Book is a new scheme from the University Library, offering students the chance to request resources to be purchased all year round. Similar to More Books, which has proven hugely popular in previous years, Recommend a Book gives students an easy and direct way to tell the Library which resources you need. To use this service you simply fill out the form at

(23 Feb 2015) » More about Recommend a Book!