2015 Library news

Library services at risk: Friday 18 December

Posted on Wednesday 16 December 2015

On Friday 18 December, IT Services are carrying out a business continuity exercise, which will impact on Library services.

YorSearch downtime

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

YorSearch, the Library catalogue, will be unavailable for up to 24 hours from 4pm on 24 December due to essential maintenance.

ebrary collection links

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

On Monday 14 December links to ebooks from ebrary will be unavailable in YorSearch.

EARL downtime

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

EARL, the Library's resource list system, will be "at risk" on 10 and 15 December, while maintenance work is carried out.

Shut Up & Write! Sessions for PG research students

Posted on Wednesday 2 December 2015

Need to get writing? Come along to a Shut Up and Write for Postgraduate Research Students session and turn writing from a solitary to a social experience!

BrowZine trial

Posted on Friday 27 November 2015

If you prefer to browse journals rather than search for articles, take a look at BrowZine.

New agreement makes publishing Open Access free and efficient

Posted on Tuesday 24 November 2015

The Library has signed a new JISC agreement with Springer, enabling all staff and researchers to publish articles for free in a Springer Open Choice (hybrid) journal.

Christmas borrowing, opening hours, & SCONUL access

Posted on Friday 20 November 2015

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.

Using your University card to enter the Library

Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2015

From Christmas Eve, everyone coming into the Library will need to use their University card to operate the turnstiles, or ask for access at our Reception.

Library survey 2015 - we want your feedback

Posted on Monday 16 November 2015

The Library survey 2015 is now open! Tell us how we're doing and you could win a Kindle Fire HD or Bettys Hamper.

Studying Electronics? Learn how to get the most from IEEE.

Posted on Friday 13 November 2015

Join IEEE and the Electronics Librarian to learn about advanced research tips and new features of the IEEE Xplore digital library.

New data management template for PG research projects

Posted on Friday 6 November 2015

The University has developed a simplified Data Management Plan (DMP) template, designed for use by postgraduate research students to help you plan your research data management.

Submitting your Spring resource lists

Posted on Thursday 29 October 2015

Please submit your new and updated Spring Term resources lists to the Library by Monday 16 November 2015.

Support for students and staff with disabilities

Posted on Sunday 25 October 2015

We are committed to ensuring that all members of the University can make the best possible use of our services and collections. If you have a disability, get in touch and we’ll explain how we can help you access our resources.

Open Access Week 2015

Posted on Thursday 15 October 2015

International Open Access Week begins on 19 October, a chance to find out how open access benefits researchers, and how we can help.

Finding the resources you need

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

Search the Library catalogue, access reading lists and discover resources specific to your subject.

University Publishing Forum

Posted on Wednesday 7 October 2015

The next University Publishing Forum will be held on Monday 19 October and will be focused on the tools you use in your publication role.

Heidi Fraser-Krauss - our new Director

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015

We're pleased to announce that Heidi Fraser-Krauss has now begun work in her new role as Director of Information Services and University Librarian. Heidi has been Deputy Director of Information and Head of IT Services for three years, having joined us from St Andrews in 2012.

Introduction to the University of York Library

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Don't get lost in the Library, complete our orientation activity and you could win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers!

The Leftwich Collection: a new Virtual Bookshelf

Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2015

Dr Adrian Leftwich (1940-2013) was a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics, and later research director of the University's Development Leadership Programme. His family donated his books to the Library in 2013.

Longer hours at King's Manor Library

Posted on Monday 28 September 2015

We’re staying open until 7pm!

Welcome (and welcome back!)

Posted on Friday 25 September 2015

A big welcome to all students and staff joining or returning to the University of York this year.

Stephen Town's retirement

Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2015

This week, we say goodbye to Stephen Town, University Librarian and Director of Information. His departure was marked with a presentation and farewell party last week, and with the renaming by Dr David Duncan of seminar rooms 204-5 in the Fairhurst Building, now known as The Stephen Town Seminar Rooms.

Postgraduates! Leaving the University in September?

Posted on Friday 4 September 2015

Please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by 30 September 2015.

YorSearch upgrade - Sunday 16 August

Posted on Monday 10 August 2015

YorSearch, the Library catalogue, will be unavailable for a few hours from 2am on Sunday 16 August while the system is upgraded.

Reduced Library service - Wednesday 12 August

Posted on Wednesday 5 August 2015

Due to staff training there will be a reduced library service on Wednesday 12 August

Video presenters required

Posted on Monday 27 July 2015

We're looking for students to present various videos about the Library, IT Services, and the Archives.

White Rose Research Online and White Rose Etheses Online downtime

Posted on Friday 17 July 2015

White Rose Research Online and White Rose Etheses Online will be unavailable from 9am - midday on Tuesday 28 July, while maintenance work takes place.

Submitting your Autumn resource lists

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2015

Please submit your new and updated Autumn Term resources lists to the Library by Monday 3 August 2015.

Translating Christianity

Posted on Tuesday 7 July 2015

We’re pleased to present the Translating Christianity exhibition in the Old Palace at York Minster.

Closure of Fairhurst Building and Burton Library: Sunday 5 July

Posted on Friday 3 July 2015

Due to unavoidable staff shortages, we will be closing the Fairhurst Building between 6am and 6pm on Sunday 5 July and the Burton Library from 10pm on Saturday to 6pm Sunday.

Changes to our Help Desk service

Posted on Sunday 21 June 2015

The University Library and IT Services have been reviewing the way we provide support and information to staff and students at the University.

Key Texts over the summer

Posted on Monday 15 June 2015

From Tuesday 16 June, we’ll be working on refreshing the Key Texts collection. Books not currently needed will be returned to the main Library collection.

"A book of blank pages…"

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

The Library's Special Collections contain some fascinating 19th and early 20th century scrapbooks: covering themes such as architecture and travel, they provide an insight into their times and the lives of their compilers.

Summer borrowing, opening hours & SCONUL access

Posted on Thursday 28 May 2015

Over the Summer vacation you can continue to borrow items for four weeks, however, recall periods will be longer. If you're away from the University, the SCONUL access scheme allows you to use resources at other universities.

Lift out of order - Harry Fairhurst Building

Posted on Monday 18 May 2015

The lift in the Fairhurst Building is likely to be out of order until 26 May while we wait for new parts to be delivered.

Graduating this summer?

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2015

Please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by 19 June 2015.

YorSearch upgrade - Sunday 17 May

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

YorSearch, the Library catalogue, will be unavailable for a few hours from 2am on Sunday 17 May while the system is upgraded.

Find a space to study

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

The Library’s a great place to study, but it can be very busy during the exam period. To help, we've put together a list of some alternatives:

Help with research data management planning

Posted on Thursday 7 May 2015

The key to successfully managing research data is to plan ahead.

External lift maintenance: Thursday 23 April

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015

The external lift at the front of the Fairhurst Building will be unavailable from midday on Thursday 23 April until the early evening while essential maintenance is conducted.

Let the books come to you!

Posted on Wednesday 15 April 2015

If you’re in one of our libraries, but the book you need is in the other, our Book Delivery Service can help.

Library help - even at midnight

Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2015

When you’re working through the night, our Chat service is there to answer your questions.

Organise your research using Paperpile!

Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Paperpile, our newest reference management tool, lets you manage your research library, create quick citations, and collaborate with others on papers and reference lists.

LibAnswers unavailable - Wednesday 8 April

Posted on Tuesday 7 April 2015

The LibAnswers website will be unavailable between 12:30pm and 3pm on Wednesday 8 April.

No more receipts for standard loans and returns

Posted on Thursday 2 April 2015

From Tuesday 7 April we will no longer be issuing receipts from the self-issue and return points in the Library foyer

Advance notice of locker removal

Posted on Friday 27 March 2015

On Monday 6 April we will be removing lockers from all of the single study rooms in the Library, with the exception of accessible study rooms LMO/156 and LMO/255.

World Book Day quiz winner

Posted on Friday 13 March 2015

Congratulations to our World Book Day quiz winner!

Work on the Morrell staircase

Posted on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Maintenance work will be taking place on the staircase in the JB Morrell Library between 5pm and 9pm on Monday 16 March.

Disruption to ebook access

Posted on Wednesday 11 March 2015

Ebooks from Early English Books Online and some ebrary titles will be unavailable via YorSearch from Friday 13 March until early the following week.

Easter borrowing, opening & SCONUL access

Posted on Tuesday 3 March 2015

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

World Book Day 2015

Posted on Friday 27 February 2015

Celebrate World Book Day with us on Thursday 5 March!

Changes to renewing items if you have fines & charges

Posted on Monday 23 February 2015

From 2 March, if you owe £20 or more in Library fines and/or charges you will no longer be able to renew any items you have on loan.

External lift out of order

Posted on Wednesday 18 February 2015

The external lift at the front of the Fairhurst Building is currently out of order.

Our Virtual Bookshelf launches with the Art Gallery Gift Collection

Posted on Sunday 15 February 2015

Our newly-launched Virtual Bookshelf gives you the chance to explore the York City Art Gallery Gift Collection - 3,500 items covering subjects as diverse as woodcutting, sign-painting and sculpture, and featuring the work of artists from Hogarth to Warhol.

York Minster Library survey now open!

Posted on Friday 13 February 2015

Do you use York Minster Library?

Support for Library users with disabilities

Posted on Thursday 12 February 2015

We are committed to ensuring that all members of the University can make the best possible use of our services and collections. Where possible, we provide a bespoke service to students and staff with disabilities to help achieve this.

Submit your Summer Term resource lists

Posted on Monday 9 February 2015

The deadline for the Library to receive resource lists for the Summer Term is Monday 2 March 2015.

Managing research data: guidance and support

Posted on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Our new research data management pages provide guidance on good practice in managing research data, and link to established tools and sources of advice.

Working towards zero fines

Posted on Friday 30 January 2015

We’re pleased to say that since the introduction of flexible loans, we’re collecting fewer fines than ever before!

Out of hours chat

Posted on Thursday 22 January 2015

Good news for night owls and early risers!

The Wicked Bible and more from the Minster Library

Posted on Monday 19 January 2015

Our Special Collections Librarian Sarah Griffin has been talking to Jonathan Cowap on BBC Radio York about the Wicked Bible and other treasures to be found in the Minster Library.

Minster Library closed 26 January

Posted on Monday 12 January 2015

The Minster Library will be closed due to an event at the Minster.

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