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Joy Kirchner

Dean of Libraries

Dear members of the York University community, 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you – or welcome you back – to our Libraries. This Fall is an exciting time to be on campus, with many of you joining us again, and some joining us for the first time. As you get settled in and start your classes at York University, I invite you to learn about the resources and expertise available through the Libraries to support you in the production and dissemination of knowledge.  

York University Libraries is a 21st century academic library system with services, spaces, and people all dedicated to supporting you in your studies and research endeavours. We’re excited for you to join us in creating positive change. 

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 students and faculty, including Library Accessibility Services. Our Research & Learn section will provide information on Research Guides, Teaching & Faculty Support including how to book a library class, place items on reserve or link to eresources from Moodle. You’ll also find important links to our scholarly publishing supports such as OA Author Fund, YorkSpace (our institutional repository), the York Digital Journals that we host. Under Collections we provide access to an array of digital collections and exhibits as well as information on Suggestions for Purchase.

You can also consult our list of Librarians, Archivists and Other Key Contacts for more information.

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.
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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.

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  • Current opportunities available at York University Libraries


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