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University Library

New Students

Welcome to Durham University

We look forward to seeing you in the Library. Durham University Library provides resources, support and study spaces for all Durham University students.

Getting started

  • Read our Library guide
  • Meet us at the Queen's Campus Freshers' Fair on Tuesday 4 October and pick up some Library goodies
  • Book a tour of the Bill Bryson Library during October
  • Visit our Welcome Stands in the Library and pick up information and freebies. Library staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have!
  • Attend a Library induction session through your department and meet your Academic Liaison Librarian, who will be available throughout your time at Durham to help you find resources for your subject
  • Come in and explore the Library!
Leazes Road Library

Essential information

Remember your Durham University campus card when you visit the Library. You will need it to get into the Bill Bryson Library and Queen's Campus Library and access a number of Library services and resources, as well as some CIS services such as printing and photocopying.

The Library is here to support you throughout your time at Durham. Make sure you contact us if you are having any problems locating the information you need - we're here to help!