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Study space for online exams

Friday 13 May 2022

Many of you will be taking online exams this year, so you’ll need to think about the location which works best for you. Here are a few options for you to consider.


Exam time in the Library: everything you need to know

Friday 29 April 2022

The University exam period is nearly upon us, so here’s everything you need to know about how to make the best use of the Library during your revision and exams. We expect to be busier than normal so you’ll need to plan ahead.


The Library will be open 24hrs between May 2 and June 4

Thursday 28 April 2022

The library will move to 24 hour opening for the exam period, starting at 8am on May 2 and ending at midnight on June 4, after which we'll return to 8am - midnight opening.


Summer changes: food, noise and bookings

Monday 18 April 2022

We’ve got a few changes in place for this term, as we try and tweak things to improve your experience.


Visiting the Reading Room at Boston Spa

Wednesday 6 April 2022

The British Library welcomes all researchers to its Reading Room sites, and here in York we are lucky to be close to its unique Yorkshire site at Boston Spa. The University Library has recently restarted the free, weekly minibus to the Boston Spa Reading Room, and we want to take the opportunity to tell you more about this great service.


National agreement for Elsevier journals

Wednesday 23 March 2022

The Library is pleased to announce a national ‘read and publish’ agreement with Elsevier.


The Library over Easter

Friday 11 March 2022

Term ends March 18, so here’s all you need to know about the library service over the break.


Digital Creativity Week

Thursday 24 February 2022

Digital Creativity Week is a week-long event for students to work with digital and creative technologies, explore archival material and research, and develop skills, culminating in the creation of digital artefacts for an exhibition as part of York Festival of Ideas.


Introducing Covidence to support systematic reviews

Friday 28 January 2022

The University of York now has an institutional licence for Covidence, an online software tool to streamline the process of conducting a systematic review.


Unveiling the new look of King’s Manor Library

Friday 14 January 2022

Check out the newly refurbished library with extra study space new mobile shelfing


Student views needed for the Campus East Library Project

Tuesday 11 January 2022

We’re looking for students who can help us with our Campus East Library Project. If you spend a lot of time on Campus East - because you live there, your department’s based there, or because you like to study there - we’d like your feedback (and we’ll give you a £15 voucher to say thank you).


Welcome back! News on 24 hour opening and study space bookings

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Here's a January news update from the library.


The Library will remain open through the current Covid restrictions, but with a few changes

Friday 10 December 2021

The UK Government has recently announced a new set of Coronavirus restrictions in response to the spread of the new variant. The Library will remain open but we’ll be bringing in a few changes in order to comply with the latest guidance


A library timeline for the vacation

Monday 6 December 2021

There are a lot of key dates for the next few weeks, and we’ve brought them together below.


Celebrating Libraries and Archives

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Today marks the day of St Catherine, and in celebration of her status as Patron Saint of Libraries and Archives we want to take the opportunity to tell you more about the joint services the Libraries and Archives here at York offer.


King’s Manor Library will be closed in December - here’s everything you need to know

Tuesday 23 November 2021

We updated you recently with our plans for the final stages of the redevelopment of King’s Manor Library. We’re now able to share more about how the work will proceed in the next couple of months.


Blended Study Space Bookings

Tuesday 23 November 2021

The Library is moving to a blended system of bookable and non-bookable study spaces from 6 December.


Finalising the redevelopment of King’s Manor Library

Wednesday 20 October 2021

As we approach the final stages of the King’s Manor Library redevelopment project, we’re excited to provide an update about the design for the Library and what will be happening over the next few months.


White Rose Libraries for Open Access Week (26-28 October 2021)

Tuesday 19 October 2021

From Open Access to pre-registration, publishing is changing. This session asks, 'what could scholarly publishing look like in the future?'.


From today, we're changing the way study-space bookings work in King's Manor Library

Sunday 17 October 2021

We're making a tweak to the study space system for KML as of today (October 18), to introduce a blended approach to bookings.


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