Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections and is also home to the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
Travel by public transport
The Cathedral Bus Service stops outside Palace Green Library
Travel by taxi
The toll operates from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays), using an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system located at the junction of Saddler Street and Claypath. The ANPR system identifies motor vehicles subject to the charge.
The daily charge is £2.00, payable when using the road between 10.00am and 4.00pm. All vehicles that enter or exit the clearly defined zone during its hours of operation must pay the charge unless they qualify for an exemption.
However, you must remember to pay the charge in advance or by 6.00pm on the day the road is used. If you don't pay the charge by 6.00pm on the day the road is used, this may result in a £50.00 penalty charge notice becoming payable by the registered keeper of the vehicle.
To pay a parking ticket call: 01913 846 633
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Entrance Platform Lift
Lift to toilets
Ticket/ information desk
Visitor Services Desk
Things to See and Do
Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre