If you require the information on this page in a different format, or want to find out more about how we can help with your specific needs, please get in touch. These are the ways you can contact us:
See also: IT Services accessibility information.
We are committed to ensuring that all students and staff can make the best possible use of our services and collections, making special provision where needed.
For further information about support at the University, see Disability Services.
The University Library is made up of the Morrell, Fairhurst and Burton. They share a common entrance which can be reached using external lifts at the library bridge and from the north car park.
Inside all floors are served by lifts and there are always members of staff around to help find whatever you need.
The King's Manor Library in the centre of York is an historic listed building and is not readily accessible to people with mobility impairments, but staff will be on hand to help and can collect material for you. Resources can also be sent to Heslington West or East campuses.
Contact staff to discuss your needs:
Telephone: 01904 323969
York Minster Library is in Dean's Park on the north side of York Minster. It is in a historic listed building, so is not readily accessible to people with mobility impairments.
The Reading Room can be accessed by an internal lift; please check in advance for availability and suitability. Library staff will be available to help and can retrieve material for you.
Loanable items can also be sent to the University Library for collection.
Contact York Minster Library staff to discuss your needs:
Telephone: 01904 557250
Please make sure that you are familiar with the emergency procedures and exits in the library you are visiting.
There are wheelchair refuges with intercom systems on each floor of the JB Morrell Library, Raymond Burton Library, Harry Fairhurst Building and Borthwick Institute for Archives. At the King's Manor Library please ask staff for help if you need it.
We are constantly working to improve accessibility to all our resources and services. Current physical provision includes:
Equipment and software includes:
Many books are now available to read online, but if you need a book from the shelves and find this difficult, we can help in several different ways:
If you need any help at all using books, please get in touch with us:
York Print Plus provides self-service multi-function devices that do printing, copying and scanning for students and staff.
There are several of these in a range of locations in the Morrell and Fairhurst, with one close to the Library Help Desk designed to be easier for wheelchair users.
If you can’t use these devices yourself, or if you need enlarged copies or printing on coloured paper, we can do this for you.
You can request help in different ways:
Scans are free and printing is charged for as normal.
When you top up your printing account online, you will be emailed a receipt.
When you top up your printing account using one of the cash kiosks, a receipt will be printed.
If you need to keep records of the amount you spend on using the York Print Plus service, make sure you keep these safe!
SensusAccess allows you to convert files into an accessible format:
You can use SensusAccess to make an accessible copy of a file if one of the following applies:
For more copyright advice please see