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Joy Kirchner

Dean of Libraries

A warm welcome to York University Libraries.

We’re excited to welcome you to our Libraries and to share with you some highlights about our services, spaces and people all dedicated to supporting you in your studies and teaching, learning and research endeavours.

Welcome to students

If you are new to York University, we are delighted that you have chosen to attend our university.  And if you are a returning student, welcome back!  Be sure to visit our libraries and discover the array of supports, services, resources and people available to help ensure your continued success during your academic career.

The Learning Commons

Support with research, writing, time management, and learning skills in one central location in Scott Library.


A powerful new online tool that will help you get you started, including: modules on Understanding the Assignment, Time Management, Academic Integrity, and Choosing a Topic.

Research Workshops

Be sure to check out our schedule.

Welcome to faculty

If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to visit our revamped website, particularly those sections on Ask & Services which provide information on services and resources for faculty, including how to book a library class, place items on reserve or link to eresources from Moodle.  Also, you’ll find important links under Research and Learn such as a directory of your Liaison Librarians and under Collections, we provide links to our scholarly publishing supports such as OA Author Fund, YorkSpace (our institutional repository), the York Digital Journals that we host as well as an array of digital collections and exhibits.

We wish you a very successful year.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

  • Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are part of the core values of York University. These values will shape the development of the University Equity Plan & Framework.


  • Find out about the evolution of York University Libraries.
  • Future Spaces

WP Scott Chair in E-Librarianship Research

  • The first and only research position of its kind in Canada, the W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship Research provides an exciting opportunity to accelerate the development of e-librarianship in support of research, teaching, learning or scholarly communications.

Work with Us

  • Current opportunities available at York University Libraries


  • Accessibility • Borrowing • Computing • Directions • Hours • Photocopying • Printing • Library Workshops

Mailing Address:
York University Libraries, 4700 Keele Street,Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-5150