Borthwick news: 2015

Need advice on flood-damaged documents?

Posted on Friday 8 January 2016

Following severe flooding in York and surrounding areas, we have put together the following guidance to help flood-hit residents and businesses recover important documents, photographs and books.

Christmas opening times

Posted on Wednesday 2 December 2015

We're making lots of preparations here ahead of the festive season with a few early presents in store if you can’t wait until the 25th!

Visiting the Borthwick - new access arrangements

Posted on Tuesday 24 November 2015

We're changing how you get into the Library buildings.

Car Parking Advice

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

The onset of the University term, combined with building work on our Heslington West campus is currently causing a shortage of pay and display parking spaces.

Searchroom closure

Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2015

During the morning on Tuesday 17 November the searchroom will be closed due to a general staff meeting.

Heidi Fraser-Krauss - our new Director

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015

We're pleased to announce that Heidi Fraser-Krauss has now begun work in her new role as Director of Information Services and University Librarian. Heidi has been Deputy Director of Information and Head of IT Services for three years, having joined us from St Andrews in 2012.

Searchroom closures in August

Posted on Tuesday 18 August 2015

During the morning of Thursday 20 August and on Monday 31 August the searchroom will be closed due to a general staff meeting and the Bank holiday.

Filling the Digital Preservation Gap

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2015

The Borthwick has been collaborating with colleagues at York and Hull to produce a report about the preservation of research data

Conservation Volunteering Opportunity

Posted on Thursday 2 July 2015

We are currently looking to recruit Conservation Volunteers for the surface cleaning of the Atkinson-Brierley Architectural Archive in the Borthwick Institute for Archives.

September Work Experience placements

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2015

The Borthwick Institute for Archives has an opportunity for University of York students interested in buildings history to work in a stimulating and fast-paced environment.

Searchroom Closure

Posted on Wednesday 6 May 2015

During the morning on Monday 11 May the searchroom will be closed due to a general staff meeting.

Disruption to document production

Posted on Friday 24 April 2015

On Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 April there may be some disruption to our original document production service.

Reduced Service April 23rd to May 8th

Posted on Thursday 9 April 2015

Due to essential work on our air handling system, the search-room and microfilm room at the Borthwick Institute will be closed from Thursday April 23rd.

Further images from Retreat archive now available

Posted on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Over 75,000 digital images from the Retreat archive can now be viewed via the Wellcome Library website

Easter and May Bank Holiday service

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2015

The main searchroom will be closed across several days for the Easter break and May Bank holidays.

Work Experience placements

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

The Borthwick Institute for Archives has an opportunity for University of York students interested in buildings history to work in a stimulating and fast-paced environment.

Searchroom Closure

Posted on Friday 6 February 2015

During the morning on Monday 9 February the searchroom will be closed due to a general staff meeting.

First batch of Retreat archive online

Posted on Thursday 29 January 2015

The first batch of images from the Wellcome Library funded Retreat digitisation project are now available to view online

Low temperature in the searchroom

Posted on Monday 5 January 2015

We are experiencing some issues with the temperature levels in the Borthwick searchroom at present and as such it may be colder than usual.