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Welcome to Ƶapp Library and Collections

Amazing resources and fantastic spaces

Our supportive staff are here to make sure you get the most out of our libraries and collections at Durham.   

Library Support and Information

Explore our research guides, while our Faculty Librarians can help you get the most out of our libraries and collections by supporting your learning.
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Using the Library

Find out more about getting started, borrowing, reserving, and how to make the most of our resources.
Students walking down the staircase into the library

Museums and Galleries

The Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions team within University Library and Collections care for more than 100,000 objects spread across our sites.
The Tunstall Gallery of ƵappCastle

Archives and Special Collections

Ƶapp provides research access to over 8 miles of archives, manuscript and special book collections.
Archives and Special Collections

Library sites

We have four library and study space sites within our department. In Ƶappcity you'll find Bill Bryson Library, Barker Research Library at Palace Green and study spaces on Level 2 of the Teaching and Learning Centre. At Queen's Campus, Stockton, you'll find the ISC Library.

Students walking down the staircase into the library

Bill Bryson Library

(often referred to as the Billy B) is our main University Library, and you will find a fantastic range of resources to support your studies. Visit for further information and opening times.

Ƶapp Library
Stockton Road
DURHAM
DH1 3LY
United Kingdom

Opening times: From 1 June: Monday-Friday, 8am-10pm Saturday-Sunday, 9am-10pm
Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library

Barker Research Library at Palace Green

Our Archives and Special Collections are held within Barker Research Library, located in the historic Palace Green Library, and a peaceful place to study and work. Visit for further information or use our

Barker Research Library
Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Ƶapp
DH1 3RN
United Kingdom

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm (Archives and Special Collections by appointment only)
Students outside the International Study Centre Library

International Study Centre Library

The  (ISC) Library is for use by ISC students and staff at Queen's Campus, Stockton and can be found on level 2 of the Ebsworth Building. Visit  for further information.

ISC Library 
Queen's Campus, Stockton 
University Boulevard 
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TS17 6BH 
United Kingdom 

Opening times: 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday, except bank holidays (see guide for vacation opening)
Teaching and Learning Centre exterior

Teaching and Learning Centre

The  (TLC) is a short distance from the Bill Bryson Library and provides space for independent study. Visit for further information and opening times.

Teaching and Learning Centre
South Road
Ƶapp
DH1 3LS
United Kingdom 

Opening times: Vacation opening: Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm (closed weekends and bank holidays)

Explore our libraries, museums, and galleries

  • Visit Us

    Find out how to visit our Libraries, Museums and Collections sites.

    Showcases, art and museum displays at the Oriental Museum over three levels
  • Partner Libraries

    Find out more about our two partner libraries, ƵappCathedral Library and Ushaw College Library.

    Front entrance of Ushaw College

Visit Us

Find out how to visit our Libraries, Museums and Collections sites.

Showcases, art and museum displays at the Oriental Museum over three levels

Partner Libraries

Find out more about our two partner libraries, ƵappCathedral Library and Ushaw College Library.

Front entrance of Ushaw College

Explore our latest news and events

  • Latest News

    Keep up to date with our latest news and additions to our collections.

    Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library
  • Our Events

    Search our events calendar, we offer a diverse range of activities and exhibitions.

    Visitors exploring exhibits at the Oriental Museum

Latest News

Keep up to date with our latest news and additions to our collections.

Barker Research Library at Palace Green Library

Our Events

Search our events calendar, we offer a diverse range of activities and exhibitions.

Visitors exploring exhibits at the Oriental Museum