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Our libraries

Durham University Library offers a fantastic range of resources and study facilities. Our library staff are here to help you find the academic sources you need and support you in making the best use of them.

The Bill Bryson Library in Durham City (pictured right) is the largest of our libraries and provides resources for all of the subjects studied at Durham University. It provides a light, spacious study environment with a range of facilities including individual and group study spaces, bookable rooms for individual and group work, computer rooms, and a café.

We have also created two new group study rooms at the Leazes Road Library in the School of Education. Specialist collections to support our economics, finance and business programmes are also available at the Business School Library.

All of our libraries open late into the evening during term-time so that you have access to the resources and study spaces you need, when you need them. Durham's online learning environment, duo, provides access to a variety of core reading materials tailored to your modules, such as digitised book chapters and journal articles.

Percy Leung, Liberal Arts student

“I am absolutely amazed at the amount of resources available at the Durham University libraries. Not only does the main University library provide students with numerous resources, there is a library in each College and the Palace Green Library, Business School Library and the Leazes Road Library all enhance the availability of resources. There are also documents available that students can order in the library and I find it extremely useful to be able to access various online resources, especially many wonderful academic journal articles”.