The Library is open all year round to members of the University, and currently to external visitors as well. This page gives some more information on what to expect when you visit.
Go on a Virtual Tour of the Library so you know what to expect when you visit us:
We have re-opened to the public and other external users, with some limitations.
There is bookable study space specifically for external users (if you're not a member of the University then please do use that link and not the other study space booking links, may not work for you), and we're also open for browsing - if you already have borrowing rights, you can borrow books too, but we can't currently register new users for borrowing at this time. All the Covid security measures apply equally to everyone, so we'd encourage you to wear a face-covering in our buildings.
At the moment, the services for external users is limited to what is described above - study space and browsing. Walk-in access to e-resources, and use of the photocopiers, isn't possible. If you are a student at another University we can welcome you as a member of the public; the SCONUL access scheme has also now resumed.
Our main priority is making our services work for everyone whilst keeping everyone safe, and we'd really like your help with this.
We strongly recommend you wear a face-covering (particularly when moving around the building) and although social-distancing regulations have been relaxed, we'd encourage everyone to give each other space and help people feel comfortable. Please keep the windows open (it helps keep the library open!) and use the hand sanitiser you'll find all round our buildings. If you have any questions or are worried about any of this, please speak to our staff.
We hope that this gives you a better understanding of what is happening when. As soon as we have useful information on any of these topics we’ll let you know via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the Library News section of the website.
The pandemic is currently going through one of the most difficult periods yet, so we need everyone, staff and students alike, to help us make this work. The wellbeing of our community at York is always the priority. Please help us keep everyone as safe as possible!
If you have any questions about any of this, please get in touch.