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Interactive Map of the Library

#UoYtips | Welcome to the Library at the University of York! Press the forward arrow to navigate around the building, or click on any area to zoom in and find more information

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Welcome to the Library!
The first thing you need to know is that the Library is open 24/7, and that your University card IS your Library card.

You need it to get in and
out of the Library, so keep
it with you!

Here you'll find the Help Desk, the Key Texts Collection, Borrowable Laptops, Print Journals, a Consultation space, the Book Return point and the Cafe
On the 1st and 2nd floors you'll find nearly a million books, PC Classrooms, Group and Individual Study Rooms Space to work, Self-Issue machines
There are Silent Zones, Quiet Zones and Studious Buzz Zones in the Library - look for the symbols on the map, and see more info online: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/study/behaviour/
On the ground floor of the Fairhurst you'll find the Music Library, the Audio-visual Collection, and a 55 seat PC Classroom. The rest of the building is all about study space.
On the 1st floor there's flexible study space for group work. You'll also find the Academic Liaison Office, and useful services like the Writing Centre, the Maths Skill Centre and the Languages Hub.
The 2nd floor has a huge variety of study space, Thin Client PCs, iMacs, and the Research Study and Lounge.
Here you'll find the Study Room for Researchers. Head upstairs in the Burton for a lot of Quiet and Silent study space.
Floor 1 has a huge area of Silent study space, as well as the entrance to the Borthwick Institute for Archives. Our Special Collections Department is also accessed through here.
Click the left and right arrows on your keyboard or at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the rest of this tour of the library.
Whatever you need, whether it's Library or IT related. ask at the Help Desk. It's staffed during full-service hours - more info on that: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/locations/service/
You can also get help online via LibAnswers:
Around the Library there are PCs which run YorSearch, the Library search tool (which you can also find at http://yorsearch.york.ac.uk). Use this to
find books,
CDs, DVDs,
articles -
watch this
video for
more info:
Staff and students can borrow up to 75 items at a time. We operate a Flexible Loans policy where you won't get fined unless someone else requests the book - there's more info here:
The key things here are 1) check so you know when someone else has requested a book you have, and 2) if all copies of an item you want are out on loan, use the request button to ensure you get your turn! More on requesting here:
If a book is essential for a module and lots of people need it, your lecturer may ask that we put it in Key Texts - this means it's only available for four hours at a time to ensure everyone gets a turn. You can book your 4hr slot via YorSearch.
More info:
Returning books is easy - just place them into the machine. Watch this short video for more guidance:
At various
points on each
floor there are
multifunction devices
which allow you to print,
copy or scan using your Library card. You can put credit on your account online or via kiosks in the Library.
More on how to print:
More on how to copy / scan:
Each Department has a Subject Guide full of useful information and links to high quality resources (a lot of which Google can't find...). Find yours at http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk If you need further support you can book a one-to-one appointment with a specialist, via the Subject Guide, which will take place here in the Consultation Space. You also get IT Support here, booked via the Helpdesk near the entrance.
There are over 1200 study spaces throughout the building
The Library fills up fast during term time - find other study spaces across the University here: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/study/university-study-spaces/
As well as the PCs in
the Library, there's wifi everywhere. Get connected:
There are IT rooms all across campus:
Need to watch a DVD for a group project? Book the viewing room with a wide-screen.
As well as audiovisual resources, the A/V room also has dual-screen PC and DVD player setups

Every department has a dedicated Academic Liaison Librarian to help you find what you need and use the Library effectively. Watch this to hear more about what they do.
Every seating preference can be found in the Fairhurst.
There is a dedicated Research Lounge for Postgraduates - ask at the Help Desk for more information if you're a Postgraduate.
We provide lots of services for Researchers - for more info see:
There are loads of other useful places you can find help and advice. Search for #UoYTips across all our social media platforms, for tips from us and your peers.
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date via
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Bookmark this now! It'll come in very handy later: http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk
This IT Classroom has 55 PCs and isn't booked for teaching during term time so it's always available.
As a University of York student you get free access to a load of great software, including
Google Apps for Education
, unlimited storage for docs and email,
Microsoft Office 365
. Get help and more information via
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