Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections and is also home to the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
Visit our webpages for more information on visiting us.
Access to Archives and Special Collections at Palace Green Library is by appointment only.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
Palace Green Library is open Monday-Sunday between 10am-5pm, with late-night opening until 7pm on Thursdays (excluding Barker Research Library). We will be closed on Friday 3 June for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday.
Cosin’s Library is open Wednesday to Sunday between 11am-3pm, plus Bank Holidays (excluding Platinum Jubilee, Christmas and New Year).
Currently, we are offering free entry to all our visitors.
The Special Collections can currently be accessed Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We recommend making an appointment.
FAMILY & LOCAL HISTORIANS
Our archives include parish registers, marriage licences and probate records. If you’re researching your family history, explore our collections and plan your visit.