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.
The JB Morrell and the Raymond Burton Library for Humanities Research house important collections in original, reprint and microform formats covering subjects such as:
- The British Civil Wars
- French revolutionary history
- 19th-century British radicalism
- 19th- and early 20th-century women’s history
- Modern Asian history
- The Americas
- 18th- and 19th-century politics and government of British India
- African and South African history, politics and economic development
Borrow from Yorkshire and Humberside libraries
We're part of the SCONUL scheme, which enables research students to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries.
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: