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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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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.

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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

University releases new policy to help researchers exercise their rights

Monday 30 January 2023

The University has today released a new Research Publications and Open Access policy. The new policy, which will apply to research articles submitted from 1 March 2023, will allow researchers to exercise greater sharing and reuse rights over their own research.

The Library will be open 24hrs between January 9 and 15

Monday 19 December 2022

The library will move to 24 hour opening for the common assessment period, starting at 8am on Monday January 9 and ending at midnight on Sunday January 15, after which we'll return to 8am - midnight opening.

The Library survey results are in

Thursday 8 December 2022

Thank you to everyone who completed our recent Library survey. Here is our initial analysis of the results.

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