Accessibility statement

2022 Library news

University releases new policy to help researchers exercise their rights

Monday 30 January 2023

The University has today released a new Research Publications and Open Access policy. The new policy, which will apply to research articles submitted from 1 March 2023, will allow researchers to exercise greater sharing and reuse rights over their own research.

The Library will be open 24hrs between January 9 and 15

Monday 19 December 2022

The library will move to 24 hour opening for the common assessment period, starting at 8am on Monday January 9 and ending at midnight on Sunday January 15, after which we'll return to 8am - midnight opening.

The Library survey results are in

Thursday 8 December 2022

Thank you to everyone who completed our recent Library survey. Here is our initial analysis of the results.

Library services and opening times over the winter break

Monday 28 November 2022

As the festive season approaches here is some key library information you need to be aware of, including closure dates and the last day for requesting items.

24 Hour Library Study Areas Launching in Vanbrugh and the Ron Cooke Hub

Monday 21 November 2022

Two new Library Study Areas are opening, one on Campus East and one on Campus West. Both will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Students, we want your feedback in the Library Survey

Monday 21 November 2022

Complete the Library Survey for a chance to win one of four Love2shop vouchers.

The Tree of Wishes is BACK!

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Help the library and YUSU support our chosen charity IDAS this Christmas, by putting a gift under our Tree of Wishes.

Introducing the Open Research Skills Framework

Monday 24 October 2022

We are pleased to share the York Open Research Skills Framework

The Family Study Room is now open

Monday 3 October 2022

We're delighted to announce that the Library's Family Study Room is now open.

Celebrate Black History Month with the Library

Monday 3 October 2022

We’re celebrating Black History Month this October across the Library. There will be a pinboard curated by the YUSU BAME Network in the Morrell Lounge.

Go on a Virtual Tour of the Library

Friday 23 September 2022

If you're new to York - or even if you're not - watch our Virtual Tour of the Library below. It will tell you about our main campus buildings, about different types of study space, about our Student Kitchen, our Creativity Lab, our Archives, and a lot more.

We’re saying farewell to fines forever!

Wednesday 21 September 2022

When the pandemic began, we suspended all fines for returning books late. The last thing our students and staff needed to worry about during lockdown was trying to get items back to the library. It’s now two and a half years since we made this temporary decision, and that period has effectively been a successful trial for a fine-free library - so we are delighted to announce that we’ve decided to make the change permanent.

Library and Archives services over the funeral bank holiday

Friday 16 September 2022

Monday 19 September has now been designated as a national bank holiday to allow as many people as possible to mark the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Coming soon: The Creativity Lab in the Libary

Tuesday 13 September 2022

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Creativity Lab, and invite you to come and find out more at our launch event on Tuesday 1 November.   

As of August 1, you need to check in to your Study Room booking!

Friday 29 July 2022

You now need to check in to your Study Room booking within half an hour of its start time, or the room will become available to book for other people to use instead.

Coming soon: the Library's Family Study Room

Friday 17 June 2022

We’re excited to announce the Library’s Family Study Room, which will be a study space where students with children can work alongside their children.

The Postgraduate Room is moving this summer

Thursday 16 June 2022

The Study Room for Researchers in the Burton (LBU/003) will be moving on Friday 15 July to room LMO/111 in the Morrell building. This room is currently available for postgraduates and we encourage you to start using the space.

Graduating? Congratulations! Also, we really need those books back…

Friday 10 June 2022

If you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate or visiting student who is due to leave the University of York in July, the library wishes you every success!

Exam time in the Library: everything you need to know

Friday 29 April 2022

The University exam period is nearly upon us, so here’s everything you need to know about how to make the best use of the Library during your revision and exams. We expect to be busier than normal so you’ll need to plan ahead.

Summer changes: food, noise and bookings

Monday 18 April 2022

We’ve got a few changes in place for this term, as we try and tweak things to improve your experience.

Visiting the Reading Room at Boston Spa

Wednesday 6 April 2022

The British Library welcomes all researchers to its Reading Room sites, and here in York we are lucky to be close to its unique Yorkshire site at Boston Spa. The University Library has recently restarted the free, weekly minibus to the Boston Spa Reading Room, and we want to take the opportunity to tell you more about this great service.

National agreement for Elsevier journals

Wednesday 23 March 2022

The Library is pleased to announce a national ‘read and publish’ agreement with Elsevier.

The Library over Easter

Friday 11 March 2022

Term ends March 18, so here’s all you need to know about the library service over the break.

Digital Creativity Week

Thursday 24 February 2022

Digital Creativity Week is a week-long event for students to work with digital and creative technologies, explore archival material and research, and develop skills, culminating in the creation of digital artefacts for an exhibition as part of York Festival of Ideas.

Introducing Covidence to support systematic reviews

Friday 28 January 2022

The University of York now has an institutional licence for Covidence, an online software tool to streamline the process of conducting a systematic review.

Unveiling the new look of King’s Manor Library

Friday 14 January 2022

Check out the newly refurbished library with extra study space new mobile shelfing

News by year