Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Extra Study Space at University of York Library

We know that you need more spaces in the Library - so this Easter York are creating extra study spaces in the Burton Building, ready for the Summer term.

Your feedback matters to us - and one of the things that we're told most often is that you want more study spaces in the Library. Our survey results show us that both undergraduate and postgraduate students express a need for more silent study space, and we know how important this is, especially around exam time.

Closure of the Reading Room

The Burton Reading Room closed on Monday 14 March, and will remain closed throughout the Easter vacation while work is carried out. During the refurbishment, power points, including power points at some desks will be added.
The Silent Reading Room on the second floor of Burton will remain open throughout, and the Yorkshire Room, on the ground floor of Burton, will be available as a consultation space. If you need to access any items held in the Reading Room, just ask at the Library & IT Help Desk at York, and they'll arrange to fetch them for you.

Reopening of the Reading Room

The Reading Room will reopen at the start of the summer term, with 50 extra study spaces - this will give a total of 139 study spaces in that area - an increase of 56%. The opening hours are also being increased  for the Burton: from the summer term, the building (including the Microform Room on the first floor) will be open 24/7 all year round, in line with the other Library buildings. The Reading Room will remain a silent study zone.