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Welcome to the Library

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

King's Manor Library will close from March 19-27

Friday 17 March 2023

King's Manor Library will close for a week due to essential maintenance work being carried out.

LibInspo 2023 winner announced

Monday 6 March 2023

The third LibInspo competition concluded on Wednesday 1 March 2023 with its final event at the Bowland Auditorium in the Berrick Saul Building. The day was a huge success in many ways, but in particular because of the outstanding presentations from students.

Digital Creativity Week 2023

Monday 27 February 2023

Digital Creativity Week is a week-long event for students to work with digital and creative technologies, explore archival material and research, and develop skills, culminating in the creation of digital artefacts for an exhibition celebrating the University of York campus and collections.

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