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Full Library service over Easter vacation

Posted on 28 February 2019

Over the Easter vacation, the Library will be offering a full service and you can continue to borrow items as usual.

If you're away from the University during the Easter or term break, the SCONUL access scheme allows you to use resources at other universities. Items that you borrow from the Library may be requested by other users.


From Saturday 16 March to Sunday 14 April, our flexible loans system will operate as follows.

You’ll have:

  • 7 days to return an item
  • 7 days to collect an item
  • 7 days borrowing period if there is a queue of requests

Due to the Easter weekend falling within term this year, a full service and our normal borrowing policy will be in place this year.

The flexible loans service applies to all loan items, with the exception of Key Texts.

Recalls and due dates

All items are subject to recall throughout the vacation. If an item is recalled during the vacation, you don't have to visit us to return it. Post it back to us, and we'll use the date of posting as the return date. Please get in touch if you have a problem or question:

Easter opening hours

University Library

The University Library (Morrell, Fairhurst and Burton buildings) will be open 24 hours a day over the Easter vacation. We're offering a full service including over the Easter weekend and May bank holidays (6 and 27 May). You'll need your Library card to enter the building as normal.

King's Manor Library

The King's Manor Library will be open 9am - 5pm during the vacation 16 March - 14 April, but will be closed on Saturday and Sundays. It will open across the Easter weekend full service hours - Friday, 9am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm, closed Sunday, Monday 9am - 7pm. King’s Manor Library will be operating a full service on the May Bank holidays this year (6 and 27 May).

York Minster Library

The York Minster Library will be closed between Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April inclusive, and during both May Bank holidays (6 and 27 May).

Book Delivery Service

Our Book Delivery Service will be operating a normal service across this period.

Using libraries at other universities

The SCONUL access scheme enables you to use the resources of other university libraries over the vacation on production of your University card. If you're an undergraduate, you can use the libraries for reference. If you're a postgraduate, you may also be able to borrow items. Find out more: