Bill Bryson Library
The Bill Bryson Library is situated on Stockton Road on the Science Site at Durham Campus (travel information).
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To access the Bill Bryson Library, you must bring your Campus Card with you and swipe in using the turnstiles.
External day visitors are welcome - please bring bring photo ID and proof of your address. Please check our Access for Visitors page for eligibility.
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This is a summary of Bill Bryson Library study facilities, full details are available.
- 1200+ study spaces
- Two networked PC rooms including scanning and printing facilities
- Wireless network access
- Loanable laptop service
- Bookable group study rooms including projectors, video and DVD players
- 21 individual study rooms, bookable through our online booking system
- Facilities for students with disabilities
The Bill Bryson Library includes three major documentation collections, rich in primary sources:
- The Middle East Documentation Unit (MEDU) is of national significance, including many publications unique within the British Isles.
- The British Official Publications collection includes UK government reports, statistics and legislation.
- The European Documentation Centre (EDC) is a collection of publications of the European Union.
The Bill Bryson Library also holds the Meissen Library Collection, which is the largest gathered, German-language collection of theology in Britain.
Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 2971
SCONUL Access Contact
Dr Christopher Skelton-Foord
Head of Policy & Planning
Durham University Library
& Heritage Collections
Bill Bryson Library
Information on this page relates to the 2016-17 academic year