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Christmas borrowing, opening hours, & SCONUL access

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Over the Christmas vacation, borrowing times and recall periods will be longer. The Library will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day. If you're away from the University, the SCONUL access scheme allows you to use resources at other universities.


King’s Manor Library reading rooms closure

Tuesday 14 November 2017

The reading rooms in the King’s Manor Library will be closed from Monday 4 to Friday 22 December.


Research Data Management (RDM) 101 tutorial

Monday 6 November 2017

We have designed a new online tutorial RDM 101 to provide a bite-sized introduction to RDM.


Ask us for MoreBooks

Friday 3 November 2017

Tell us which books you’d like us to buy for the Library between 6 and 19 November this term.


New exhibition at the Minster Library

Friday 27 October 2017

Dr Eric Durot of the History Department has curated a new exhibition 'England and the French Wars of Religion' which will be on display at the Minster Library until Tuesday 21 November. It displays 16th century pamphlets, held in the Minster Library, which reflect contemporary attitudes to the ongoing wars in France.


Reading Lists 'Illegal Institution' error

Friday 13 October 2017

Some people accessing Reading Lists via the VLE have seen an 'Illegal Institution' error which prevents you from viewing your lists.


Write about your book collection to win £500

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Do you have more than ten books? Then you're a book collector! The Tony Fothergill Book Collecting Prize is your chance to tell the world about your collection. The winner will receive £500 and entry to the National Book Collecting Prize.


Research support training

Thursday 5 October 2017

The Library's Research Support Team offer training to staff and postgraduate research students through the Research Excellence Training programme.


Fictitious dishes

Monday 25 September 2017

We're marking the York Food and Drink Festival with food themed events in the University Library and the Minster Library this week.


Treat your shelf

Monday 25 September 2017

Last year’s graduates generously donated lots of text books for their successors - now you can come and take them home.


Extra study spaces in Morrell

Wednesday 13 September 2017

We know that it can be hard to find a Library seat when it's busy, so we've added 50 new study spaces.


Postgraduates leaving the University in September

Wednesday 13 September 2017

If you’re a postgraduate leaving us this Autumn, please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by 30 September 2017.


Photocopying data collection: 18 September - 27 October

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is undertaking a six week Photocopying Data Collection survey on both the Heslington campuses, starting on Monday 18 September.


Your new reading lists

Monday 11 September 2017

Spotted that your reading lists look different? Here's why...


Researchers gain access to White Rose Libraries

Friday 8 September 2017

From Friday 1 September, researchers are able to join the other White Rose Libraries.


Update: lost items and summer recalls

Friday 8 September 2017

We regularly review our lending policy to check that it's working well for all Library users. Our aim is to meet the needs of our community, and to provide equal access to resources for each of our members. In response to feedback, we’ve made some changes to the way that we deal with lost items, and with summer recalls.


Network disruption in Burton: Sunday 3 September

Friday 1 September 2017

On Sunday 3 September, there'll be disruption to the IT network in the Raymond Burton Building.


Closure of King's Manor Journals Room

Wednesday 23 August 2017

The Journals Room in the King's Manor Library is currently closed for health and safety reasons.


No access to Special Collections 21-22 August

Thursday 10 August 2017

There will be no retrieval of books from our Special Collections on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August.


King’s Manor Library closure

Monday 7 August 2017

We will be closing King’s Manor Library for the day on Tuesday 15 August.


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