History

York University Libraries evolved over a number of years since the opening of York University.

  • 1963 Leslie Frost Library is dedicated
  • 1965 (Fall) Steacie Science and Engineering Library opens
  • 1971 (October 31) W.P. Scott Library is dedicated
  • 2003 (September 2) Peter F. Bronfman Business Library opens
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Library

University Librarians:

Douglas G. Lochhead 1960 -1963
Thomas F. O’Connell 1963 -1976
William Newman (acting) 1976 -1978
Anne Woodsworth 1978 -1983
Ellen Hoffmann 1983 – 2001
Cynthia Archer 2001-2014

A brief account of the beginnings of the Library of York University” by Thomas F. O’Connell, April 23, 1965