University of York

Contact details

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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 rare book collections to rival much older libraries. The collections are housed over three libraries:

The 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.

The Burton Library, also located on the Heslington West campus, holds rare book 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.

The Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code


Policy code

J B Morrell Library: G2

For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


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