Lockdown Will NOT Stop The Library Opening

Morrell, Burton, and Fairhurst will open 9am-7pm, although they've said you may want to bring blankets due to increased ventilation measures.

The University of York’s library has announced today that they intend to keep Morrell, Burton, and Fairhurst open throughout the current national lockdown.

From Monday, these libraries will be open from 9am to 7pm, with these opening hours expected to continue throughout lockdown. 

Study spaces will remain bookable through the library’s online system, which can also be used to browse shelves, borrow books, and use the building’s printers.

While the King’s Manor library will close tomorrow, the library space in the Piazza Building will continue to have study spaces available to book.

The York Minster library will remain closed.

Book requests and recalls have now been suspended, meaning that there will be no requirement to return books, either in the library or by post.

There will continue to be no library fines.

The “Book Takeaway” system will continue to operate, including continued availability of postal loans, scan and send options, and books can still be borrowed and returned at the library building. 

Marshals will continue to enforce social distancing measures and face covering requirements within the library buildings, and the library has said that people may wish to bring their own blankets due to increased ventilation measures.

While the library remains open, students are being urged to consider working from home if they are physically and mentally comfortable doing so.