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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 , 1,440kb)

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.

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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

As of August 1, you need to check in to your Study Room booking!

Friday 29 July 2022

You now need to check in to your Study Room booking within half an hour of its start time, or the room will become available to book for other people to use instead.

Coming soon: the Library's Family Study Room

Friday 17 June 2022

We’re excited to announce the Library’s Family Study Room, which will be a study space where students with children can work alongside their children.

The Postgraduate Room is moving this summer

Thursday 16 June 2022

The Study Room for Researchers in the Burton (LBU/003) will be moving on Friday 15 July to room LMO/111 in the Morrell building. This room is currently available for postgraduates and we encourage you to start using the space.

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