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Campus and facilities

Welcome to the Library

Library and Learning Services provide students, staff and external visitors with a range of library and print services on our York and London campuses to support your learning, teaching and research.

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Explore our Library services and facilities.

Use the links below to begin using our library or IT services, or scroll down to discover more about what we offer our students, researchers and staff.

Your library

Your digital and physical library is a place which supports your learning, teaching, and research. Watch how we will support you in our Welcome video, and read our Welcome guides for students and staff.

Library Welcome Guide for Students 2023 (PDF, 1.6MB)

Library Welcome Guide for Staff 2023 (PDF, 0.6 MB)

Our physical library

Get to know our building, facilities and services for students on our York Campus.

Our digital library

Get to know your digital library, if you're a London Campus student, or studying away from our York Campus.

Finding resources

You can search for resources in our Library catalogue. We have electronic versions available of many of our resources.

I AMplify project

This project brings together and organises initiatives which aim to lift the voices of marginalised peoples and communities in our library and in our curriculum.

Heritage collections


The Library archives include the Post-1945 York Theatre Royal Archive, York St John Historical Archives and the Yorkshire Theatres Playbills and Posters.

Rees-Williams Collection

A collection of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian children's books, consisting of over 3000 volumes dating from around 1780 to the 1920s.

Northern Independent Press Collection

A dedicated archive of works published by independent presses based in the north of England, started in 2017 by the York Centre for Writing.


The accessibility of the library, its resources and its services are part of creating a welcome learning and research space for students and staff. Visit our Supporting Accessibility page to find out about building accessibility, and the Accessibility Support Service.

Library policies and documents

This page brings together all of the policies and documents relating to our library.

You can find out about acceptable use of IT systems, how we are improving the accessibility of our services and read our Customer care statement.