Thursday, July 9, 2009

University of York Library & Archives Closure 22nd July 2009

To prepare for the major Library refurbishment project starting in the Autumn, the University of York Libraries (J.B. Morrell, Raymond Burton, King's Manor) and Borthwick Institute will close for one day on Wednesday 22 July, for a full staff meeting and training day. Please contact Stephen Town ( about any adverse effect on specific academic requirements this may cause, so that we can make arrangements to mitigate these. The catalogue and electronic resources will remain available on 22 July; Key Texts and DVDs borrowed on 21 July will be due back on 23 July.

Computer classrooms are available in all colleges and study space is available as follows:

Goodricke College has a study room in the Goodricke Nucleus which is open to students from 7am to midnight. Access is available from midnight to 7am on request (please ask the porters for access)
Langwith College has a quiet study area on the C Block corridor (going towards LN028) which is open to students 24 hours per day
Derwent College has a Library study room on the 1st floor which is open to students 24 hours per day, unless pre-booked for conferencing
Wentworth College has a reading room open for all graduate students for silent study 24 hours per day (ask the porters for access); there are network points for laptops in the room and study desks.
Opening hours in general have been increased this vacation: until 6pm instead of 5.15pm during the week (until 9pm on Tuesday) and with additional opening on Sundays in September.

Please do not hesitate to contact the HYMS Library team at if you have any queries.