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Creative bookmaking

Join our free workshop to learn the art of bookmaking, drawing inspiration from the architectural features of Cosin's Library.

Creative bookmaking

Join our free workshop to learn the art of bookmaking, drawing inspiration from the architectural features of Cosin's Library.

Sick of screens? Let’s make zines

Learn how to make zines with artist/tailor Richard Bliss and share your creations with others at our free workshop. Registration opening soon.

Music in the stacks

Explore and experience music written at around the time the library was originally built in this free workshop, using it as inspiration for your own contemporary musical masterpiece. Registration now open!

Music in the stacks

Explore and experience music written at around the time the library was originally built in this free workshop, using it as inspiration for your own contemporary musical masterpiece. Registration now open!

“I can read you like a book…”

Take 'books' out of our human library, and discover new things and stories from people you might never normally talk to. Registration opening soon.

The Good Books: An installation by Sofia Barton and Lady Kitt

Cosin's Library Palace Green, Durham

Detail of The Good Books. Volume 1: Just Bants. Image courtesy of the artist (click on the image for a detailed image description) As part of the annual Summer in the City Festival, we are pleased to present a new and exciting art installation by Sofia Barton and Lady Kitt in Cosin's Library. Working with […]

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Behind the façade: innovation and tradition in Cosin’s Library

Cosin's Library Palace Green, Durham

Did you know that Cosin’s Library is possibly the earliest public library in the North-East? Or that Cosin's library design was quite revolutionary for seventeenth-century England? We are opening Cosin's Library after hours for one evening only. Join Danielle Westerhof, our Rare Books Curator, for one of four 10-minute introductory talks. You will learn why […]