Durham University Library

Last updated 2nd October 2008 
Name of library Durham University Library 
Address Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LY 
Telephone 0191 334 2968 
E-mail main.library@durham.ac.uk 
Website http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/ 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title John Lumsden, Arts Liaison Librarian 
Purpose & main user community of the library To Support Teaching and Research in Durham University 
Terms of access Bona Fide researchers may use the library. Regular outside users need to egister. Borrowing rights for outsiders cost £66 per annum  
Opening hours Main Library: Term:M-Th 08.30 – Midnight , F 08.30 – 20.00 ,Sa 09.00 – 17.00 , Su 10.00 – 22.00 Vacation: M-TH 09.00 – 20.00 , F,Sa 09.00 – 17.00, Su 14.00 – 18.00 . Other sections reduced hours, see website. 
Disabled access Main Library should not pose a problem, Palace Green Library (special collections) has staircase in entrance area and elsewhere. 
Lending to other libraries & visitors Yes. Non members can become external borrowers at a cost of £66 per annum. Otherwise via ILL. 
Number of volumes (Theology) ca 50,000 (excluding special collections)
Periodicals – Back Issues 338 
Current Periodicals 114 
Other materials Some CDs of sacred music. Archives and Special Collections Collections. 
Volumes added per year 1,000 
Coverage Biblical Studies, Patristics, Judaism and Asian Religions (particularly Islam) are especially strong. Dogmatic and Systematic Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Christian Ethics, Liturgy, Sociology of Religion and Church History are also well covered: Also Early Christian Art and Archaeology. Special Collections collections are strong in 17th century controversial writings, Hymnology, and Quakers. 
Special Collections Pratt Green Collection of Hymnology (ca 3,000 items), Sunderland Society of Friends (ca 880 books by and about Quakers), Bishop Cosin’s Library includes much 16th and 17th Century Theology, Routh Collection and others also include Theology. 
Manuscripts Durham Priory and, Post-Dissolution, Cathedral Records. Diocesan and Episcopal Records, chiefly 18th – 20th Century. See web pages for more information. 
Research resource Hymnology, Old Testament Studies, Judaism, Society of Friends, Early Christian Art and Archaeology, 17th Century. 
Catalogue Type Computer 
URL of catalogue http://library.dur.ac.uk/ 
Other facilities Photocopying; internet access 
Full Time Staff 140 
Part Time Staff  
Voluntary Staff  
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