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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.


Book Takeaway: an update for returning students, and an introduction for new users

Thursday 7 October 2021

Find out the latest updates about our Book Takeaway service.


Watch our new Virtual Tour of the Library

Friday 24 September 2021

We'll introduce you to everywhere from The Burton Library to The Borthwick Institute for Archives.


York’s SafePod is now open for bookings

Monday 23 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of the SafePod Network, which means York’s SafePod is now open for bookings.


Library Opening Hours will be 8am - 10pm from Monday 2 August

Wednesday 28 July 2021

From August 2nd the Library will switch to opening from 8am until 10pm, seven days a week. This will likely last until some way in to September; we’ll be back to 8am until midnight before the start of term.


An update from King’s Manor Library

Tuesday 27 July 2021

As work continues to redevelop King’s Manor Library, here’s an update about what’s happening over the next couple of months and how you can get involved.


We strongly recommend you continue to wear a face-covering in the library! Our approach to lifting restrictions

Monday 19 July 2021

As the COVID related restrictions in England change from today, here’s an update on how it all affects your use of the library.


Next steps for redeveloping King’s Manor Library

Wednesday 30 June 2021

You’ve given us lots of feedback about the proposed redevelopment of King’s Manor Library - thank you!


The Library is reopening to external users over the summer

Tuesday 29 June 2021

As we have now entered the summer vacation, the pressure on availability for our study spaces has now reduced considerably. As a result, we're delighted to say we can now open to members of the public and other external users over this period.


We need your Library books back before you graduate!

Thursday 20 May 2021

If you’re graduating this summer you’ll need to return your University of York Library books before you finish. Whether you’re able to get to campus or you’re studying remotely, you can do this entirely for free.


Changes are coming to King’s Manor Library

Tuesday 4 May 2021

We’re planning some changes this summer at King’s Manor Library which will see major improvements to the study space and environment.


The Library will be open 24 hours a day during the exam period

Monday 19 April 2021

We’re delighted to say that the Morrell, Fairhurst and Burton will return to 24 hour opening during the exam period.


Book requests and King's Manor Library are back

Wednesday 7 April 2021

From Monday 12 April we're reintroducing a number of services, including book requests and study space at King's Manor Library.


All you need to know about the Library’s Easter opening

Monday 29 March 2021

The Library will remain open over the Easter weekend, 8am until midnight as normal.


The Library will be open until midnight from 15 March

Tuesday 9 March 2021

We're delighted to say we'll soon be extending our opening hours.


Join an online study room with Library Home From Home Live

Monday 15 February 2021

Replicate the experience of working in the Library alongside other students by joining one of the Library Home From Home Live online study rooms later this term.


Book requests, a new lunch space and what’s open

Monday 8 February 2021

The latest on book recalls and requests, a new space to enjoy your lunch and which of our buildings are currently open.


Library services will continue during the new national lockdown

Friday 8 January 2021

As you’ll know, the UK Government has announced a new period of national lockdown to last until at least mid-February. Library services will continue during this time, and our main buildings on Campus West will remain open with reduced hours. Here are all the details of what you can do, where you can visit, and how you can help us all stay as safe as possible.


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