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Library & Learning Services

Your Academic
Liaison Librarians

The Academic Services Team provides support, teaching and training to students in information and digital literacy, and in how to get the most from library resources.

A photo of the Academic Services Team (as of 2018/19)

Your Academic Liaison Librarians can help you with: 

  • Referencing and Reference management
  • Finding and evaluating specialist resources, literature, evidence and information
  • Accessibility support for library resources


Study Skills

Do you need help with essay writing or critical thinking? Having trouble with an assignment? Want to reflect on assessment feedback? The Study Development Team have self-help resources, 1 to 1 and group tutorials, and workshops, to help you.

Rachel Hogg

  • Criminology; Law; Police Studies; Sociology

T: 01904 876699

Mon–Wed 9.00am–5.00pm / Thu 9.00am–12.30pm

Book a tutorial with Rachel


Katherine Hughes

  • English Literature; Creative Writing; Geography; Media Studies

T: 01904 876228

Mon–Tue 9.00am–5.00pm / Wed 9.00am–12.30pm

Book a tutorial with Katherine


Clare McCluskey-Dean

  • Primary Education; Education Studies; Early Childhood Studies; Children Young People and Families; Youth and Community; Foundation Degrees in Education; Postgraduate Degrees in Education; American Studies; History; Politics; Religion and Philosophy; War Studies; Liberal Arts Foundation Year; Postgraduate Degrees in Theology

T: 01904 876324

Mon–Fri 9.00am–5.00pm

Book a tutorial with Clare


Jane Munks

  • Business; Psychology; Counselling

T: 01904 876105

Mon–Fri 9.00am–5.00pm

Book a tutorial with Jane


Ruth Patterson

  • Biomedical Science; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Sport

T: 01904 876424

Tue–Wed 9.30am–5.00pm / Thu–Fri 9.30am–2.30pm

Book a tutorial with Ruth


Thomas Peach

  • Languages, Linguistics and TESOL; Fine Art, Photography and Illustration; Design; Music; Music Production; Media Production; Drama, Theatre and Dance; Computer Sciences; Data Science; Mathematics

T: 01904 876170

Mon–Fri 9.00am–5.00pm

Book a tutorial with Tom


Key Resources

Our Special Collections include the York St John University Historical Archive, the Rees-Williams Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Books and the post-1945 Theatre Royal Archive (on deposit from York Theatre Royal).

Our Historical Archives date from 1812 and can be consulted by appointment by emailing

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