Accessibility statement

Library services during level 2 COVID restrictions

Posted on 16 October 2020

The UK Government has announced that the City of York will be subject to increased coronavirus restrictions from Saturday 17 October. The Library and Archives will remain open with safety measures in place.

We would like to reassure you that, for the time being at least, the Library and Archives buildings remain open for study space and access to physical resources. We do not anticipate any changes at this time to any of our services. However, please keep checking for updates from both the University and the Library and Archives should the situation change.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind our users about the various safety measures in place to keep the Library and Archives COVID-secure at this time. Please help us by:

  • Wearing your face covering at all times inside the Library and Archives buildings. We can provide you with a face covering if you have forgotten yours.
  • Booking your Library study space in advance or booking an appointment to visit the Borthwick Institute for Archives.
  • Ensuring that you adhere to social distancing guidelines and pay close attention to the signage around the buildings.
  • Washing your hands regularly and using hand sanitiser at the stations at numerous points around the building.
  • Wiping down study spaces before and after use with the cleaning materials provided.
  • Not visiting the Library and Archives if you’re self-isolating. You can use our Book Takeaway service for access to printed materials if you can’t visit in person.

Thank you for your help in keeping the Library and Archives a safe environment for everyone. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.