2017 Library news

Christmas borrowing, opening hours, & SCONUL access

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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.


Photocopying data collection: 18 September - 27 October

Posted on Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is undertaking a six week Photocopying Data Collection survey on both the Heslington campuses, starting on Monday 18 September.


Your new reading lists

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017

Spotted that your reading lists look different? Here's why...


Researchers gain access to White Rose Libraries

Posted on Friday 8 September 2017

From Friday 1 September, researchers are able to join the other White Rose Libraries.


Update: lost items and summer recalls

Posted on Friday 8 September 2017

We regularly review our lending policy to check that it's working well for all Library users. Our aim is to meet the needs of our community, and to provide equal access to resources for each of our members. In response to feedback, we’ve made some changes to the way that we deal with lost items, and with summer recalls.


Network disruption in Burton: Sunday 3 September

Posted on Friday 1 September 2017

On Sunday 3 September, there'll be disruption to the IT network in the Raymond Burton Building.


Closure of King's Manor Journals Room

Posted on Wednesday 23 August 2017

The Journals Room in the King's Manor Library is currently closed for health and safety reasons.


No access to Special Collections 21-22 August

Posted on Thursday 10 August 2017

There will be no retrieval of books from our Special Collections on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August.


King’s Manor Library closure

Posted on Monday 7 August 2017

We will be closing King’s Manor Library for the day on Tuesday 15 August.


Minster Library and Archives closure

Posted on Monday 24 July 2017

We will be closing the Minster Library and Archives from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August.


Summer borrowing, opening hours & SCONUL access

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017

Over the Summer vacation you can continue to borrow items for eight 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.


Academic staff: your introduction to the new Reading Lists

Posted on Monday 19 June 2017

Our new Reading Lists system goes live soon, so we're offering you the chance to learn how to use it.


Pay your fines to support YuCycle fundraising

Posted on Monday 5 June 2017

To mark this year's YuCycle events, we're donating all Library fines paid during week 8 to their fundraising.


Library book exchange

Posted on Friday 2 June 2017

Final year students, why not help next year’s new students get off to a good start by donating your old textbooks?


“Art indeed is long, but life is short.” 300 years of Hull’s cultural history.

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017

The exhibition is located within four cases on the ground floor of the Fairhurst Building (University of York Library) and will be on display until the end June 2017.


Graduating this summer?

Posted on Sunday 21 May 2017

Please remember to return all your Library items and pay any charges by 23 June 2017.


Borrow a picnic blanket!

Posted on Tuesday 16 May 2017

When the sun comes out, grab the chance to study or relax outside


Ask us for MoreBooks

Posted on Monday 8 May 2017

Tell us which books you’d like us to buy for the Library, between 15 and 29 May this term.


Digital Library & IRIS downtime 10 May

Posted on Friday 5 May 2017

The Digital Library and IRIS will be unavailable on the morning of Wednesday 10 May.


Colouring and canines: de-stress in the Library

Posted on Thursday 27 April 2017

We know that this is a busy term - especially if you're in your final year - so we're giving you opportunities to make relaxation part of your timetable.


Roses 2017: pay your fines for Mind

Posted on Monday 24 April 2017

To mark this year's Roses tournament, we're donating all Library fines paid during Roses weekend to Mind.


New reading list system

Posted on Thursday 20 April 2017

We are excited to announce that we have selected a new reading list system to replace EARL.


Customer Service Excellence results now available

Posted on Thursday 13 April 2017

In March, we were assessed against the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Standard and have successfully maintained the award.


THELMA Award shortlisting

Posted on Wednesday 12 April 2017

The Library and The Borthwick Institute for Archives have been shortlisted for Outstanding Library Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership & Management (THELMA) Awards.


Library Survey winners announced!

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2017

Congratulations to our Library Survey winners. Alex Payne, Biology Undergraduate and our top prize winner in the Library Survey 2016, walked away with a Bose Bluetooth speaker.


Downtime for study room & minibus bookings

Posted on Wednesday 22 March 2017

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


Easter borrowing, opening, & SCONUL access

Posted on 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!

Posted on 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

Posted on 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!

Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2017

Feeling the chill? We can help you out.


Your chance to ask us for more...

Posted on 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?

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on 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

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017

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


Reference management training

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2017

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


Extending our chat service

Posted on Monday 9 January 2017

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


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