Wednesday, March 30, 2011

J.B. Morrell Library - first floor open again

Contractors have repaired the faulty fire alarm this morning and the first floor of the JB Morrell Library is now accessible to users. Apologies again for any disruption to your work.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

J.B. Morrell Library first floor closure

From 8am Tuesday 29th March it will be necessary to close the first floor of the JB Morrell Library because the fire alarm is faulty. Library staff will operate a book retrieval service every hour. To request a book from the first floor (social sciences collections), please complete a form at the Lending Services counter on the ground floor, or email Lending Services staff. Items will be brought to the Key Texts area for you to collect at your convenience. Apologies for the short notice.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

University of York Library - Opening of the Harry Fairhurst Building

On 26th April 2011 the Harry Fairhurst building will open, providing IT-rich study and research areas, linked directly to the JB Morrell Library. Students and researchers will have access to a large number of new spaces, including reading areas, group studies, open collaborative zones, specialist research areas, research hotels and a bookable PC classroom.

The IT Support Office, IT Training and Academic Liaison teams will be based on the first floor of the building alongside the E-learning Development and Learning Enhancement Teams, providing IT, study and research support.

The building will have WiFi access throughout and also include new printing and photocopying facilities.

Harry Fairhurst Building Details (PDF , 318kb)

University of York Library refurbishment: latest news

In preparation for the refurbishment of the JB Morrell Library ground floor which is scheduled to start in July 2011, from Monday 21st March the main entrance area layout will be rearranged:

  • One entry gate will be taken out of action. Visitors should enter and exit the building through the signed gate.
  • Self-return machines will be moved to the far end of the ground floor open zone, near the doors which lead to the main JBM stairwell.
  • The refurbishment notice board and plasma screen in the ground floor open zone will be temporarily removed.
  • The Photocopying Office will remain open as normal, but access may be through a boarded area. Signs will be in place to show you the way.
  • The Photographic Department office has already moved from the JB Morrell Library to a new office in the Raymond Burton Library, next door to the PC classroom on the ground floor.

If you have any questions, please ask Library staff at Lending Services or Help and Information. Latest news will continue to be posted here but for more information visit the Library's refurbishment webpages, the refurbishment timeline or the refurbishment blog.