University of York Library

Contact details

Website: E-mail: Tel: JB Morrell Library: 01904 323873 Kings Manor Library: 01904 433969

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About the library

The University of York Library is rich in resources. Our collections include over 1.2 million volumes, and access to over 60,000 print and electronic journals. We also have research and special collections to rival much older libraries. The collections are housed over three libraries:

  • The JB Morrell Library is the main University library located on the Heslington West campus. It houses collections to support learning, teaching and research in all subject areas.
  • Raymond Burton Library for Humanities Research, also located on the Heslington West campus, holds special collections. Highlights include: an extensive collection of books and prints on Yorkshire; over 1000 books relating to the Heath family of 18th century engravers and a large collection of medical books dating from the 16th century. All the material in this library is for reference use only.
  • The King's Manor Library is part of the city centre campus at the University of York. It houses collections relating to: architecture; building planning; conservation of historic architecture; gardening & landscape design; heritage management; history of architecture & building; stained glass and town planning. It also has smaller collections on the medieval period, archaeology and the "long" eighteenth century.

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Codes

  • J B Morrell Library: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? Yes. The Copac local holdings display will tell you if a document is currently on-loan, reference only etc. as well giving you local location details.

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials?Yes - visit the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York) contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


University of York data on Copac

Example record from the University of York Libraries:

Title: Six views of Giggleswick, &c., &c. / by J. D. Watson, Esq.
  Published: Settle : John Wildman [18--]

You can browse all the titles on Copac starting with the above title.