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Plan your visit

Opening hours: The Library is currently open from 8am until midnight, seven days a week.

Finding a space: Use our seating availability chart to see how busy the library is in real time.

On Morrell Floor 2, Fairhurst Floor 1 and Burton Floor 1, you’ll need to book a study space.

On the other floors of the library, and in King’s Manor Library and the Library@Piazza, all the spaces and study rooms are non-bookable. Find out more about Study Spaces and the different Zones in the Library.

A map of the library: View the locations of subject resources, study spaces, PCs and other facilities: Floor plans (PDF , 1,601kb)

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Find resources

Book Takeaway

Get resources posted or scanned by our Book Takeaway Service.

Resources for your subject

We’ve created a Subject Guide for every Department - find yours for curated lists of resources, useful advice, and the contact details for your Academic Liaison Librarians.

More essential links

Skills Guides: Find training sessions, videos, interactive tutorials and workbooks to develop your digital and information searching skills.

Accessibility Information: An overview of our adjusted services, including loan periods, book retrieval, equipment, and accessing the building.

E-resources Guide: Browse ebook and ejournal collections, and databases.

YorSearch: Search the Library catalogue, check your account and more.

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Latest news

24 Hour Library Study Areas Launching in Vanbrugh and the Ron Cooke Hub

Monday 21 November 2022

Two new Library Study Areas are opening, one on Campus East and one on Campus West. Both will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Students, we want your feedback in the Library Survey

Monday 21 November 2022

Complete the Library Survey for a chance to win one of four Love2shop vouchers.


The Tree of Wishes is BACK!

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Help the library and YUSU support our chosen charity IDAS this Christmas, by putting a gift under our Tree of Wishes.


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