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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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Downtime for study room & minibus bookings

Wednesday 22 March 2017

We’re upgrading our LibCal booking system on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March.


Easter borrowing, opening, & SCONUL access

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Over the Easter vacation you can continue to borrow items for the normal length of time, but recall periods will be longer. If you're away from the University, the SCONUL access scheme allows you to use resources at other universities.


Celebrate World Book Day with a new read!

Thursday 23 February 2017

This World Book Day (Thursday 2 March) we're giving you the chance to indulge your inner bibliophile, and to support readers elsewhere.


YorSearch downtime: 25-26 February

Sunday 19 February 2017

YorSearch will be unavailable for around four hours overnight on Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 February.


Cosy up in the Library!

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Feeling the chill? We can help you out.


Your chance to ask us for more...

Tuesday 31 January 2017

Our MoreBooks scheme is back! This time we're running it for a fixed time, rather than on a first-come first-served basis, so everyone gets a chance to spend some of our money.


What do you think of the Minster Library?

Friday 27 January 2017

In 2015, we gathered your thoughts about using the Minster Library, and were able to make some changes in the light of the feedback we received. It's now time to run the Minster Library survey again, and your input still matters to us.


Book illustration at the Minster Library

Wednesday 25 January 2017

An exhibition of book illustration, with examples from the 18th to 20th centuries, is on display at the York Minster Library until 10 March.


Updating our loans service

Wednesday 18 January 2017

We've listened to feedback from staff and students, and are making some changes to our loans service to help meet your requirements.


New Library phone number

Wednesday 11 January 2017

From next week, you'll call a new number to reach Library support.


Reference management training

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Book your place to learn more about using reference management software.


Extending our chat service

Monday 9 January 2017

We already offer help via an out of hours chat service - now we’re adding online chat throughout the day.


YorSearch downtime: Overnight 10/11 December

Monday 5 December 2016

Our suppliers are carrying out maintenance work on YorSearch late on the evening of Saturday 10 December, to be completed by the early hours of Sunday 11 December.


Counting down to Christmas

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Our 2016 Advent Calendar is here to help you count down the days until Christmas.


Christmas borrowing, opening hours, & SCONUL access

Tuesday 22 November 2016

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.


Library survey 2016: we want your feedback

Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Library survey 2016 is now open. Tell us how we're doing and you could win a Bose Bluetooth speaker!


Find Archives content on the Library catalogue

Monday 7 November 2016

The Borthwick Institute for Archives is a rich resource open to all members of the University. We've now added information about the archives that we hold to the Library catalogue to help you find them.


Friends of the Library & Archives: book launch & lecture

Friday 4 November 2016

You are invited to join us at the first University of York Friends of the Library and Archives event.


Reference management training

Monday 24 October 2016

Book your place to learn more about using reference management software.


Submitting your Spring resource lists

Friday 21 October 2016

Please submit your new and updated Spring Term resources lists to the Library by Monday 21 November.


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