News and announcements

Here you will find the latest news about services, collections and facilities with the most recent news at the top.

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The Magic Touch

Monday 15 October 2018

Library staff are excited to announce the arrival of a MagicTouch kiosk.


Recommended reading

Sunday 14 October 2018

Your lecturers work with the Library to ensure that you have access to reading lists for your course. Find your lists to access a host of useful features.


Library & IT tips

Sunday 7 October 2018

Second and third year students share their top study tips so that you can get a head start!


Write about your book collection to win £500

Thursday 4 October 2018

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.


White Rose University Press publishes translated poems

Wednesday 26 September 2018

The open access press founded by the universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds, has released Oysters, nightingales and cooking pots: selected poetry and prose of Tristan Corbière.


Treat your shelf

Monday 24 September 2018

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


Welcome to your Library

Thursday 20 September 2018

Our Library offers everything you'd expect - books, desks, wifi, advice - and quite a lot you wouldn't expect. The three minute video tour is a great starting point for all students.


ICYMI - information for returners

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Been away for the summer? Here's what you may have missed from the Library and IT Services in recent months.


Are you a new international student at the University?

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Welcome to York! Get to know your Library and the services we provide by visiting our information pages for international students.


Need IT support?

Tuesday 18 September 2018

As the new term starts, the Library and IT Help Desk should be your first port of call for any IT questions or problems.


Postgraduates leaving the University in September

Sunday 2 September 2018

If you’re a postgraduate leaving us this autumn, please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by Sunday 7 October 2018.


Library receives major updates

Wednesday 29 August 2018

The library has invested in updated technology to make borrowing books quicker and easier.


Fairhurst kitchen is now a permanent fixture!

Thursday 9 August 2018

Following a successful trial period, the kitchen for student use in the Library’s Fairhurst building has now been made permanent.


Loan laptops at the Piazza

Wednesday 18 July 2018

We've launched more loan laptops, this time in the Library@Piazza.


An outstanding team

Friday 22 June 2018

White Rose Libraries (WRL) collaboration, including the Library, has been declared Outstanding Library Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership & Management (THELMA) Awards.


Reading Lists summer essentials

Monday 11 June 2018

With the summer vacation on the horizon here is some key information for academic staff about what’s happening with Reading Lists.


Key Texts changes

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Changes to the Key Texts Collection for 2018/19.


Graduating this summer?

Monday 21 May 2018

Please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by Friday 22 June 2018.


Find a new home for your unwanted books

Monday 14 May 2018

Pass your course books on and raise money for charity.


New Director of Library and Archives

Thursday 10 May 2018

We are delighted to announce that, following a very competitive selection process, Masud Khokhar has been appointed to the post of Director of Library and Archives.


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