If you're engaged on a non-accredited programme you can request borrowing rights at the Library once your course is confirmed as being viable – details on how to request this are issued along with your course joining instructions.
Even without borrowing rights, you are still entitled to use the Library: we operate open access between 8am and 10pm, and anyone can come in and use our printed and online resources during this time.
For more information on visitor access to the Library and its resources, see Information for visitors.
You can use this simple search box:
Or start from the YorSearch home page for more search options.
Use the default Library Catalogue search tab to find any book or e-book in the Library's collections, plus AV and multimedia resources. Switch to the Search Everything tab to find journal article records, linked to the full text of the article. Please note, Search Everything does not systematically search all items in the all our databases.
If all the copies of a book are on loan, you can request it. You will receive an email as soon as the book is returned to the Library, and it will be held for you in the Key Texts area.
For further help, please refer to the YorSearch help pages on the Library website.
This is a printable guide to YorSearch: the Library Catalogue.
To discover which journals the Library subscribes to:
Search the YorSearch Library Catalogue for the title or subject of the journal (to locate both e-journals and print archives).
Or go directly to the A-Z list of subscribed e-journals.
Click View It for a secure link to the external host website. E-access may be offered by more than one host, so check which years are available from each service.