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Name of Library: York Minster Library

Address: Dean's Park, York YO1 7JQ

Town: York

Telephone: 01904 625308

Fax:  

E-mail:
  enquiries@yorkminsterlibrary.org.uk

Website:
  http://www.yorkminster.org/learning/library-archives-conservation/

Alternative names
  York Minster Archives

Contact

Job Title
  The Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Special library open to the public. Third level education. Main User Group - University of York students.

Terms of access

Free access on walking in. 1 Days notice required for consulting books from the Old Library and Special Collections

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00

Disabled access

Old building, access not easy; lift to reading room; parking provided for such by the library

Lending

No inter-library lending
Users may borrow for 3 week loan periods. There is an annual borrowing rights fee.


Volumes

125,000

Periodicals - Back Issues

60

Current Periodicals

20

Other

For manuscripts and material pertaining to the Dean and Chapter of York; contact the Archivist

Volumes added per year

500

Coverage

Third level theology, Ecclesiastical history, Ecclesiastical art & literature. Historical dimension

Special Collections

Over 100 incunables
Tobie Matthew collection 1629
Marmaduke Fothergill collection 1731
Edward Hailstone collection 1891 - Yorkshire history - English Civil War tracts - Over 1000 theatre playbills 1760-1840

Manuscript

York Gospels
Bolton Book of Hours

Research resource

Modern and historical collections
All online catalogued and on COPAC catalogue ( http://www.copac.ac.uk ), record collection of historical items accessible to all users

Catalogue Type

Computer

URL of catalogue

http://aleph.york.ac.uk/F

Other facilities

Photocopying available

Full Time Staff 3

Part Time Staff  

Voluntary Staff numerous

Future plans
  Telephone numbers are expected to change shortly

Other

Issue and loan of books is now automated. The loan period is 3 weeks, after which fines accrue.
The Minster library has a modern reading room.
Access is through the Dean's Park on the north side of York Minster. The library is not in the Minster. Open to all bona fide users.

Date / No reply
  27 April 2009

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