Durham University SafePod

SafePod Summary


The Bill Bryson Library
Durham University Library and Collections
Stockton Road




North East

Opening Hours

10:00 - 16:00


There are direct rail links between Durham and many of the UK’s major cities. Durham Train Station is a 25-minute walk from the Bill Bryson Library. Alternatively, local bus services 41 and 42 stop at the train station, and the New Inn on Church street which is immediately opposite the Bill Bryson Library.

Fire Alarm Information

Please familiarise yourself with the library fire alarm evacuation procedures. The closest fire exit and escape staircase will be signposted to users at induction. In the event of a fire alarm, please leave the building promptly by the nearest available exit.

Contact Details

Katie Skellett
0191 334 3042

Number of monitors


Data Centres available from this SafePod

SAIL Databank
Scottish Government
National Records of Scotland
UK Data Service
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
Office for National Statistics

Access Policy

Upon arrival for a confirmed booking, researchers are requested to inform staff at the main entrance that they are booked to use the SafePod. A SafePod Coordinator will then guide them to the SafePod.


There are disabled parking bays near the main entrance to the Bill Bryson Library, adjacent to the Geography building. These need to be reserved in advance of any visit; please contact us to request use of these.

The entrance to the Bill Bryson Library is on a level ground with a power-assisted door. Inside the entrance are entrance gates, which include an accessible gate.

The SafePod is situated on the floor below the entrance level, with two lifts in the building providing access between floors. There are two accessible toilets on the same floor as the SafePod.

Lone Working Policy

There is no lone working policy. Use of this SafePod is unsupervised.
Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people in a unique and historic setting. Founded in 1832, we are England’s third oldest University, although our history as a centre of learning goes back over a thousand years.