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

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Call for book donations: World Book Day - Thursday 1st March 2018

Friday 16 February 2018

Donate your books to those in need!


Ask us for MoreBooks

Monday 5 February 2018

Tell us which books you’d like us to buy for the Library between 12 and 25 February this term.


Upgrading YorSearch

Tuesday 30 January 2018

We are upgrading the functionality of the YorSearch catalogue on Tuesday 6 February.


New loan laptops

Thursday 25 January 2018

You love using our loan laptops - so we've added more!


Spring Term research support training

Monday 22 January 2018

The Library's Research Support Team is here to support you with your research.


Revised University Research Data Management Policy

Monday 15 January 2018

A revised University Research Data Management Policy was approved by Research Committee in November 2017.


What's your digital experience?

Wednesday 10 January 2018

We're working with Jisc, who provide digital infrastructure and advice to UK education, to find out more about your experience of the digital tools, environment, and support that you access at the University.


New student kitchen available in the Library

Friday 5 January 2018

Due to popular demand, a kitchen is now available to students on a trial basis.


Annual book stock review

Monday 1 January 2018

We are currently undertaking our annual book stock review, starting this year with the books on the first floor of the Morrell Library (Social Sciences). The aim of the review is to ensure that our collections continue to meet research and teaching needs across the University and that we are making best use of Library space.


Christmas borrowing, opening hours, & SCONUL access

Tuesday 21 November 2017

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.


Research Data Management (RDM) 101 tutorial

Monday 6 November 2017

We have designed a new online tutorial RDM 101 to provide a bite-sized introduction to RDM.


Ask us for MoreBooks

Friday 3 November 2017

Tell us which books you’d like us to buy for the Library between 6 and 19 November this term.


New exhibition at the Minster Library

Friday 27 October 2017

Dr Eric Durot of the History Department has curated a new exhibition 'England and the French Wars of Religion' which will be on display at the Minster Library until Tuesday 21 November. It displays 16th century pamphlets, held in the Minster Library, which reflect contemporary attitudes to the ongoing wars in France.


Reading Lists 'Illegal Institution' error

Friday 13 October 2017

Some people accessing Reading Lists via the VLE have seen an 'Illegal Institution' error which prevents you from viewing your lists.


Write about your book collection to win £500

Wednesday 11 October 2017

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.


Research support training

Thursday 5 October 2017

The Library's Research Support Team offer training to staff and postgraduate research students through the Research Excellence Training programme.


Fictitious dishes

Monday 25 September 2017

We're marking the York Food and Drink Festival with food themed events in the University Library and the Minster Library this week.


Treat your shelf

Monday 25 September 2017

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


Extra study spaces in Morrell

Wednesday 13 September 2017

We know that it can be hard to find a Library seat when it's busy, so we've added 50 new study spaces.


Postgraduates leaving the University in September

Wednesday 13 September 2017

If you’re a postgraduate leaving us this Autumn, please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by 30 September 2017.


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