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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.


Christmas and New Year Vacation: Library opening hours

Thursday 3 December 2020

Here’s the latest information about the opening hours of the Morrell, King’s Manor and Minster Libraries over the Christmas vacation, plus how to get IT support during this period.


164 more study slots per day, and Library Home From Home

Friday 20 November 2020

We’ve changed the lengths of some of our booking slots in the Morrell, Burton and Fairhurst to introduce a lot more 2-3 hour slots.


York Minster Library to close from Thursday 5 November

Wednesday 4 November 2020

As a result of the national lockdown across England, there will be no access to the buildings or collections at York Minster Library from Thursday 5 November.


Library services will continue during the lockdown period

Monday 2 November 2020

The UK Government has announced a national lockdown with increased restrictions until at least 2 December. We know you’ll be wondering how this impacts the library and we would like to reassure you that, for the time being at least, the Library and Archives buildings on Campus West and at King's Manor remain open for study space and access to physical resources. However the Minster Library will close from 5 November; appointments and Minster collections will be unavailable during this time. We'll let you know as soon as it reopens.


Video call rooms are now available to book

Friday 23 October 2020

More study spaces are now available around the University and we’ve provided some rooms in the Library which are suitable for video calls and other interactive online learning.


Recommended reading

Sunday 18 October 2020

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 services during level 2 COVID restrictions

Friday 16 October 2020

The UK Government has announced that the City of York will be subject to increased coronavirus restrictions from Saturday 17 October. The Library and Archives will remain open with safety measures in place.


Your Library, Your Voice: Migration and Refugees

Thursday 15 October 2020

Explore Migration and Refugee issues with the latest reading list from Your Library, Your Voice.


Supporting self-isolating students

Tuesday 13 October 2020

If you’re self-isolating or shielding on campus, use our new Campus Delivery option to request books to be delivered to your campus accommodation.


Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with our data equality reading list

Tuesday 13 October 2020

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of the achievements of women in STEM, we’ve compiled a reading list on data equality.


Recommend books to mark Black History Month

Monday 5 October 2020

We’re celebrating Black History Month this October across the Library.


Welcome new and returning students

Sunday 27 September 2020

A very warm welcome from the Library and Archives. Whether you’re new to York, returning after the break, or studying and working at a distance, we are delighted to be here for you.


Reintroducing recalls

Thursday 24 September 2020

With the start of term on Monday 28 September, we're reintroducing recalls for library items.


Library opening hours for the Autumn term

Wednesday 23 September 2020

We are now able to confirm that the University Library’s opening hours during the Autumn term will be 8am to midnight every day. These hours take effect from Monday 28 September.


More Library services reopen in September

Monday 14 September 2020

We’re making more progress in introducing new services and reintroducing old ones, and the next round of changes happens from Monday 14 September.


Library closed for the Bank Holiday

Thursday 27 August 2020

We're closing the Library on Monday 31 August for the Bank Holiday, including our online support. We’ll be back in the building and online from 9am Tuesday 1 September.


More Library services reopen

Wednesday 5 August 2020

We’re continuing to open more of our buildings and add more services.


Reopening of study space

Wednesday 22 July 2020

From Sunday 26 July, you can book space to study in the library.


More options to return your Library books

Tuesday 21 July 2020

We know that you’ve been wondering about how to return your outstanding loans to the Library. We’re now able to tell you about some options to get your books back to the Library. Thanks for taking care of them for us in the meantime!


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