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University Library

Bill Bryson Library


The Bill Bryson Library is situated on Stockton Road on the Science Site at Durham Campus (travel information).

Get directions to the Bill Bryson Library


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.

Opening Hours

DateOpening Hours
Sun 27 MayOpen24/7
Staffed Service09:00 - 23:30
Mon 28 MayOpen24/7
Staffed Service08:30 - 23:30
Tue 29 MayOpen24/7
Staffed Service08:30 - 23:30
Wed 30 MayOpen24/7
Staffed Service08:30 - 23:30
Thu 31 MayOpen24/7
Staffed Service08:30 - 23:30
Fri 1 JuneOpen24/7, ending at 22:00
Staffed Service08:30 - 21:30
Sat 2 JuneOpen09:00 - 22:00
Staffed Service09:00 - 21:30

Study facilities

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

Documentation collections

The Bill Bryson Library includes three major documentation collections, rich in primary sources:

Meissen Collection

The Bill Bryson Library also holds the Meissen Library Collection, which is the largest gathered, German-language collection of theology in Britain.

Contact details

Durham University Library
Stockton Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 3042
Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 2971

SCONUL Access Contact

Jane Hodgson
Queen's Campus Library Manager

Durham University Library
Queen's Campus, Stockton
University Boulevard
TS17 6BH

Please Note

Information on this page relates to the 2017-18 academic year