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History of Art Interactive Library Map
Transcript of History of Art Interactive Library Map
The first thing you need to know is that the Library is open 24/7, and that your University card IS your Library card.
Your IT username and
password is also your
This Prezi presentation will take you on a tour of the Library, which includes embedded video. You can keep
pressing the right-arrow on your keyboard or screen to move through the whole tour
, or go straight to what you need - move your mouse to the right of the screen and then use the icons to zoom in and out, clicking on any floor of the Library to see more info about the resources it contains.
We'll start with the ground floor of the Morrell Library.
Refreshments (including Costa Coffee) served from 8:30 am - 8pm during the week and 11am - 4pm at the weekends.
Whatever you need, ask at the Help Desk. It's staffed during full-service hours - more info on that: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/locations/service/
Returning books is easy - just place them into the machine. Watch this short video for more guidance:
You can take books out via the self-issue machines. Here's how to use them:
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:
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.
At various points on
each floor there are
multifunction devices from
York Print Plus 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:
The Compact Stores hold all our print journals. Wherever possible we subscribe to electronic journals online, so you can access them from anywhere with an internet connection, at any time - see our Electronic Resources Guide for thousands of e-journals: http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk/e-resources
For more info on how to use the Compact Store, watch this short video:
Almost all of our books are on the upper floors of the Morrell Library - Social Sciences are on Floor 1, Arts & Humanities are on Floor 2 (with the exception of Music resources, found next door in the Fairhurst Building) and Sciences on Floor 3.
There's more than just books, though.
Individual and Group Study Rooms, bookable online:
If the book you need is showing up as available on YorSearch, but you can't see it on the shelves, check the re-shelving area.
There are over 1200 study spaces throughout the building
A dedicated area for music students, LFA014 contains music-related books, journals, scores, and folios, PCs with Sibelius and other software plus midi keyboards, as well as facilities for listening to CDs and even vinyl.
Need to watch a DVD for a group project? Book the viewing room with a wide-screen.
CDs and DVDs
As well as audiovisual resources, the A/V room also has dual-screen PC and
The study area contains flexible furniture and big screens for group use - watch the video to find out how to use them.
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.
Get help with anything IT-related, from Monday to Friday, 9-5.
For useful IT videos, go to http://bit.ly/ITplaylist
A Thin Client is a type of computer, and there are lots on this floor - watch the video for more info.
There is a dedicated Research Lounge for Postgraduates - ask at the Help Desk for more information if you're a Postgraduate.
Every seating preference can be found in the Fairhurst.
The whole area is dedicated to silent study
The University's Special Collections and Archives hold materials from the C13th to the present day, and are accessed here. Watch the video for a more in-depth introduction to our collections.
From any PC, off campus or on, you can access online materials for your subject via http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk/
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/
You can also get help online via LibAnswers:
As well as the PCs in the Library, there's wifi everywhere.
More on how to book:
If you would rather watch a video than view this map, here is a virtual tour of the Library
We provide lots of services for Researchers - for more info see:
There are IT rooms all across campus: http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/it/rooms/locations/
Find out more about what the IT Support Office can offer (which includes arranging computer repairs) via http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/help/itso/
If you want to develop your IT skills, you can find out more about training materials at: http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/training/students/
Thanks for watching!
Here are some final pieces of useful info.
A guide to the different zones
What do we have at York?
From there you'll find links to Subject Guides for each department, giving you specialist information and resources to help you study
Finally: if you need any more help, just ask...
The Library website is full of useful info
You can also find us on social media
Staff and students can borrow 50 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:
Keep up to
Get help, guidance and ideas via
Find learning materials on
On the Ground Floor you'll find:
The Help Desk
Self Service and Return points
Journals in Compact Stores 1 & 2
The Morrell Lounge
The Library Cafe
On the 1st and 2nd floors you'll find:
Nearly a million books
Group and Individual Study Rooms
Space to work
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 IT Support Office, 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.
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.
For Postgraduates, there's a silent study lounge on the top floor of the Burton.
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:
(Although we've put a lot of useful videos into the map at relevant points, too.)
We also have a suite of iMacs here if you prefer.
It's not just the campus Libraries that have relevant resources for History of Art...
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The King’s Manor Library
(KML) is located in the centre of York in Exhibition Square next to the Art Gallery. The KM Library holds the University’s principle collections on architecture, conservation of historic architecture, gardening and landscape design, and stained glass, as well as some of the major resources for medieval art history.
York Minster Library
is located in the Old Palace, in Dean’s Park, to the north of the Minster. In addition to a good collection of books on iconography and ecclesiastical art and architecture, this library has specialist collections on York, York Minster and some Yorkshire-born artists. The library belongs to the Dean and Chapter of York, but there are special arrangements whereby University members may use and borrow books. The collections are included in Yorsearch.
The National Railway Museum
is on Leeman Road, near the station in York city centre. It contains some relevant material for HoA, including original artwork for railway-related posters.
More info via: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/locations/#tab-5
More info via: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/locations/#tab-4
More info via: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/other-libraries/nrm/
You'll find most of the books
you need in the L-LL section.