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Durham University

Department of Philosophy

The Tallentire Library

The Tallentire Library

The Tallentire Library is a wonderful resource in the philosophy department. It is run entirely by volunteers; be sure to say hello to one of us when you drop by. The Tallentire is the perfect place to:

  • find resources for philosophy essays
  • browse the collection
  • discuss philosophical ideas
  • work on essays

Not only does it have a comprehensive collection of primary philosophy texts, but it also provides a great workspace.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1-2pm

Wednesday: 1-5pm

How to borrow a book from the Tallentire Library

1. Go to

2. In the 'Search Your Library' tab, type some keywords a book book title and hit enter

3. Choose one of the fascinating titles to appear

4. Head into the Tellentire Library during opening hours (see above)

5. Find the right section for your book, and then search by author surname

6. Once you've found your book, sign it out with the assistance of the library volunteer (either in the borrowing book, on online on the librarything website – or both)

7. Read and enjoy!

Books should be returned in a timely manner.


Have any suggestions, questions, or would you like to volunteer?