Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
During the current pandemic we are able to provide research access to Archives and Special Collections at Palace Green Library, by appointment only. Regretfully our galleries will remain closed until early 2021.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
Palace Green Library is currently closed to walk-in visitors until further notice.
The Special Collections may currently be accessed Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm, by appointment only.
Palace Green Library is usually open daily 9am - 5pm. Please visit the Opening Hours page for information regarding opening times for Exhibitions, and the Barker Research Library.
The DLICollection Gallery and Museum of Archaeology are free entry.
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.