The catalogues

Discover Durham

Discover is Durham University Library’s main search tool.

It combines the contents of our Library, Archives and Museums catalogues with Primo’s central index of online resources to provide a single means of searching across all our resources.

Discover includes summary descriptions and item-level catalogues for library, archive and museum collections held by Durham University, together with library and archive collections held by Ushaw House and Chapels, and Durham Cathedral.

Read the guide to using discover durham

When you search ‘Durham Museums’ you will get results from the Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Durham Castle Museum. This includes more than 51,000 object records, of which just over 38,000 currently have images.

There are alphabetical lists of library and archive collections: