Durham University Library

Contact details

Website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/ E-mail: main.counter@durham.ac.uk Tel: 0191 334 3042

Durham University Library

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About the library

The Durham University Library holds over 1.5 million printed items and an extensive range of electronic resources. The service is housed over four libraries:

  • Main Library - contains the majority of the printed collections except for Education, Law and Music. It also contains three major documentation collections: The Middle East Documentation Unit, the British Official Publications collection and the European Documentation Centre.
  • Palace Green Library - holds collections for Law, Music and Local History, and is the main base for the Archives and Special Collections
  • Queens Campus Library, Stockton - holds materials related to all the subjects taught at Queen's campus: Applied Psychology, Biomedical Science, Business and Business Finance, Education, Foundation programme, Health and Human Science, Information Technology and Medicine.
  • Education Library

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • Main Library: G2
  • Queens Campus Library: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? Yes. The Copac local holdings display will tell you if a document is currently on-loan, reference only etc. as well giving you local location details.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the University of Durham's contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


Durham University data on Copac

Example record from Durham University:

Sermones B. Ephraem Edessenae ecclesiae Diaconi. Fratre Ambrosio Eremita Camaldulensi, interprete. / [By Ephraem Syrus, Saint 303-373.]
  Published: [Padua] : In Sacra Eremo S. Mariae de Ruah, in Agro Patavino 1585

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.