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Laptop loans for research students

Wednesday 5 December 2018

We've launched a new laptop loans service specifically for postgraduate researchers, letting you borrow a laptop for up to a month.


Christmas borrowing, opening hours, and SCONUL access

Monday 19 November 2018

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.


Event: Get digitally creative with The 12 Days of Christmas

Monday 19 November 2018

What does a partridge in a pear tree look like in the digital world? How do ten lords a’ leap to the music and where are the six geese a’ laying?


Explore your archives

Sunday 18 November 2018

Add value to your assignments and research by exploring the unique resources, only available here at York, relating to a wide range of academic subjects, held on campus in our archives.


Library & Archives survey 2018: we want your feedback

Monday 12 November 2018

The Library & Archives survey 2018 is now open, and runs until Sunday 2 December. Tell us how we're doing and you could win a Chromebook, Fitbit Versa, or £200 experience day.


Ask us for MoreBooks

Thursday 1 November 2018

Tell us which books you'd like us to buy for the Library between 5 and 18 November this term.


International Open Access Week

Monday 22 October 2018

International Open Access Week runs between 22 to 29 October 2018


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.


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