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Welcome to the library

This is your space

Everyone is welcome in the library, whether you're a member of the University, a visitor from another institution, or a member of the public.

The main Library on Campus West consists of the Morrell, the Fairhurst and the Burton, and we have well over 1,000 single-and-group study spaces across our sites. These are divided into zones for different studying styles, with a blended approach of bookable and non-bookable spaces.

New to the library?

Whether you are brand new to York or you've been here for years, the library can be a lot to take in. We've got lots of guides to get you started. 

Library essentials: how it all works

New students: your quick start guide

Information for external visitors

The first thing I told my friends is, just go into the library. Don't wait for anything! Don't wait for someone to guide you don't wait for anything: just go. People don't realise the depth of resources the Library has.

York student

Search our online catalogue for resources

Essential links

Skills guides

Training sessions, videos, & interactive tutorials to develop your digital and information searching skills.


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

IT Services

IT Support for wifi, printing, your York account, email and calendar, two-factor authentication, Zoom and much more.

Subject Guides

There's one for every Department - find yours for a curated lists of resources, plus contact details for your Faculty Librarians.

Latest news

Our most recent news is below, or you can go to our News page for more.

About the Library

Learn more about our student-centred approach to delivering library services, including the amazing LibInspo competition, and hear from our Leadership Team.

Read more about the Library

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