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South West Prospect of the Ancient City of York with the Plattform of Knavesmire

Please contact us if you have a collection which you would like included in York Digital Library

Tabula Anglia

Digitised material from York Minster Library

Le Mans Cathedral stained glass

Unique stained glass image collections

Bone comb found during excavations at Repton

Images of excavations and finds from archaeological digs

York Cause Paper

The York Cause Papers

Digitised collection

University of York users: don't forget to log in when you access the Digital Library

About the Digital Library

York Digital Library (YODL) is an online repository for multimedia resources and images.

University of York users should log in to access the Digital Library. A number of our collections are also publically available.

Help and guidance  

Contact us

If you have a query or would like to suggest a collection for digitisation, please email:

How to use the Digital Library

Either use the search box above, or go to

Don't forget to log in with your University username and password in the top right of the screen to access all resources available to you.


The homepage allows you to search across all resources, or restrict your search by format using the tabs (eg Image, Audio) above the search box.


Search directly from the homepage or select the search tab. As you begin to type in the search box, suggested search terms will appear.

Refining searches

Search results are displayed with the option to sort by relevance, title, or date added. You can filter your results by the terms listed in the left menu.

Viewing a resource

When you find a resource that you wish to view, click on the thumbnail or caption and a full item record will be displayed.

This screen may differ slightly depending on the type of material you are viewing, but it will usually contain more detailed information about the resource and a button to download the resource.

The full item record for an image also has a series of viewing options which appear as you hover your mouse over the image.

Browsing the collections

From the homepage choose the Browse tab. A list of collections will be displayed in the left column; view the sub collections using the + and - buttons.