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York is one of the most historically rich cities in the UK. Find out more about the resources available to you on campus and city-wide.

Campus libraries

The JB Morrell and the Raymond Burton Library for Humanities Research house important collections in original, reprint and microform formats covering subjects such as:

Based in the city centre, the King's Manor Library is home to the Wormald and Newton collections, consisting of books on art history, palaeography, bibliography and liturgy.

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Specialist research facilities

We offer an impressive range of research facilities with access to thousands of historical archives and collections. 

Borthwick Institute for Archives

One of the most significant international collections of archives in Britain, the Borthwick Institute offers students the opportunity to get their hands on original documents from the 12th to the 21st centuries.

Humanities Research Centre

A dedicated, interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities research hub for postgraduate students and home to four period-based research centres spanning the early Middle Ages to the present day.

A heritage city

York is a contemporary, student-friendly city, renowned for its rich history and heritage. Historians have access to a huge range of museums, galleries, organisations, public libraries and archives, including: