Palace Green Library houses Durham University's archives, early printed books and other special collections. There are:
- Over 70,000 books printed before 1850 including 300 incunables
- Over 100 Medieval manuscripts
- 3,400 metres of archives and artefacts
- Over 30,000 maps and prints and 100,000 photographs
ITEM OF THE MONTH
At Palace Green this month we revisit the challenges of managing building sites and working libraries both at the same time - in Cosin's Library in 1670 and in the Exchequer buildings today as we come to the end of a ten-year programme of building and refurbishment works.
Harold MacMichael joined the Sudan Political Service in 1905 and spent the next three decades in the Sudan, before his career took him to Tanganyika and Palestine. His diaries and papers offer fascinating insights into colonial and Sudanese culture, and the administrative training of the period, and include material on the 1916 Darfur campaign and the Paris Peace Conference.
Time Machines: the past, the future, and how stories take us there
27 May - 3 September 2017
THE DLI COLLECTION GALLERY
Courage, Comrades, Community