To study in the Library you now need to book using this web site(Library study spaces cannot be used unless you've got a booking).
More information about our study spaces can be found by clicking on an FAQ below.
Yes. Spaces will only be available by booking. We recommend you book in advance of arriving at the Library to guarantee an available space.
A mix of full day and half day study spaces are available. Half day spaces are available either 9am - 12.30am or 1pm - 4.30pm. All day spaces are available from 9am - 4.30pm.
We have a total of 559 study spaces available across our locations, as follows:
There are currently no group study areas available in any of the Library buildings in order to ensure social distancing.
For the purposes of this total, an 'accessible' space is one with a height-adjustable desk which can be accessed using a wheelchair.
Currently this service is only available to University of York students and staff.
There is currently no limit to how many bookings you can make per week on the system.
Study space bookings are for an area of the Library buildings rather than a specific seat. You can use any of the available seats in the area that you've booked.
Currently all of the study spaces in the Library are single occupancy to ensure social distancing. We will keep this under review as government guidelines change.
You are obliged to wear a face covering when visiting the Library buildings. If you don't have one or forget to bring it then we will provide you with one. You may remove your face covering when working alone in a single-occupancy study room, but must wear it at all other times in our buildings.
Unfortunately you can only cancel your booking before it has started. Cancellation links are provided in the confirmation and reminder emails you have received about your bookings. If you have any questions about this please get in touch.
Cleaning materials will be provided for you to clean your study space before and after use. In addition, the Library is cleaned every day with a full clean undertaken before the Library opens, additional checks and cleaning also takes place across the rest of the day e.g. of touch point areas and toilets.
To see the total capacity of each space you need to be looking at the weekly view (see icon) on the Study Room booking system.
We're updating these FAQs on a regular basis, so be sure to check here for the latest updates.
If you have a question but it isn't listed here, please contact us for further advice:
This video tells you about the changes taking effect from Monday 14 September:
And this video tells you about the new bookable study spaces: