All University of York libraries will close indefinitely after 5pm tomorrow.
In a tweet sent out on the March 19 at 10am, Library Services announced that the decision had been made in consultation with the University.
The only buildings affected by the decision made today will be the main ones; Burton, Fairhurst, and Morrell. These buildings will have one last working day from 9am till 5pm, and will then close until further notice. The libraries at King’s Manor, the York Minster, and the Borthwick Institute for Archives closed their doors earlier this week, and will also remain closed.
According to Library Services, the University are working to improve online resources for students. In the meantime, it has been recommended that “if you require access to physical materials you should take these out as soon as possible”. The University has already made changes to loans and recalls, including not recalling any items currently on loan and increasing the upper limit of fines in order to stop any issues with accessing resources due to fines on any accounts.
Heidi Fraser-Krauss, the University’s Director of Corporate and Information Services has been contacted for comment.