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Re-opening of the Old Palace Library

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The Old Palace Library will re-open on 29 September for appointment ONLY visits with no walk-in access. Please request an appointment session by booking online. We will confirm your appointment within two working days. Please have your item references ready before using the booking form. If you have any queries about booking please email collections@yorkminster.org. Please find further information about the re-opening below.

Please note opening arrangements are subject to change at any time in accordance with changes to national or local Covid-19 restrictions or government advice, or in the event of local operational issues.

Essential Information

Appointments: key information

Tuesdays and Wednesdays only
Morning session: 2 hours between 10.00 and 12.15
Afternoon session: 2 hours between 13.45 and 16.00

For the health and safety of staff and visitors, we are introducing:

Further details will be posted here in due course. We will also post updates via the University of York Library Instagram and Twitter channels, or contact us directly at collections@yorkminster.org.

We will be offering:

*Non-University library members will be able to arrange returns and loan collection by email.

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