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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.


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.


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