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									Borrow, Renew & Reserve                                                          Borrow, Renew & Reserve
Undergraduate                          20 items                                          Finding resources
Taught Postgraduate                    30 items                                            Library services
Research Postgraduate & Staff          40 items
                                                                                               Study space
We keep in touch with you about your library account via

your university email so remember to check it regularly
See overleaf for more information on how to borrow,

                                                             Essential Info
renew and reserve or visit

Finding Resources                                            Study Space
Search for resources in the Library catalogue                Each location has a range of study spaces:                                         • Silent study             • Interactive whiteboards
                                                             • Group study              • Open Access PC rooms
Use the catalogue to:        • Find items                    • Loanable laptops         • DVD players
                             • Check your account            • Wireless networks
                             • Reserve and renew items
                             • Find your reading list        For users with diabilities registered with DUSSD there is
                                                             equipment and a study room available at Main Library &
The catalogue can be accessed from the Library website,      Queen’s Campus Library
duo, Facebook, iGoogle or in any of our libraries. 
• Search the catalogue by author, title, keyword or          Photocopying and Printing
perform more advanced searches.
                                                             Photocopiers and Printers are available in all libraries.
• Items in the Library can be found by noting the
                                                             Photocopy cards can be bought in any University Library:
shelfmark and location
                                                             • £1 (20 A4 copies)
• Electronic resources can be accessed from anywhere         • £5 (100 A4 copies)
24/7 with your ITS username & password
                                                             Printers are run by ITS. Find out more on their web pages
• Items can be transferred between Durham City and 
Queen’s Campus. If you need something transferring see

Subject Information & Reading Lists
On our subject information pages you can find resources      In Person at any of our Library sites
& guides to help you make the most of the Library, as        Online
well as contact details for your Liaison Librarian who can
provide further help & support for your subject.
                                                             Phone 0191 334 3042                            Email
                                                             Instant Messaging
Most lecturers include their reading lists on duo and in
the Library catalogue. To find your reading list log in to
duo or visit
                                                             FAQ Forum
Borrow                                                           Renew
• Borrow most items using our automated borrowing                • Library loan periods are standard, 3-day & short loan
machines with your campus card. Ask staff for help if you        • Loan periods can vary and depend on the demand for
need it.                                                         the item and user category (e.g. undergraduate).
• At the Main Library you can return books using the             • Keep track of when your loans are due back by checking
returns machines.                                                your account online
• Our libraries have ‘out of hours’ return boxes so you can      • You can renew an item up to 10 times.
return items when we are closed.                                 • You can renew an item online, by phone or in person if
• If you get fines make sure you pay them. If charges go         they are not reserved by another user.
above £5 you can’t borrow items.                                 • Short loan items cannot be renewed.

Fines                                                            Reserve
You can pay your library fines online by logging into your       Reserve items on loan to another user via the library
library account at                  catalogue. The item will be recalled and we will notify you
Standard and One week Loans            20p per day               via university email when it is ready for collection from
3-day Loan and Recalled items          £1 per day                the Library you requested it to be delivered to.
Short Loan                             £1 per hour               Recall
If you take an item out during a vacation you must check         When you finish using a book please return it to the Library
your emails regularly and                                        as someone else might need it. Items may be recalled by
• remember to renew it                                           another user at any time including vacations. If an item is
• be prepared to return the item if recalled                     recalled you will be notified via university email.

The Durham Project                                               Museums, Special Collections
Over the next two years building work will be taking place       & Exhibitions
to improve the services and facilities at Main Library and       Durham University Museums and Special Collections are
Palace Green Library.                                            here to support your study and enjoy in your free time.                                 Oriental Museum
While these developments take place there may be                 Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology
some noise and disruption. Keep up to date with the
latest information on our website. We apologise for any
inconvenience this may cause.                                    Entry to the Museums is free with your Campus Card.
                                                                 In January 2011 an outstanding new exhibition space
                                                                 will open at Palace Green Library. The first exciting
                                                                 exhibition will feature the Treasures of Durham University
                                                                 collections. Look out for regularly changing exhibitions.
                                                                 To find out about all the events and exhibitions taking
                                                                 place at Durham City and Queen’s Campus visit
  Artist’s impression of the Main Library East Wing extension.
The information in this guide was correct at the time of publishing. For the most up to date information about the Library
please visit This leaflet is available in alternative formats on request.

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