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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
  • 2024 (Fall) Markham Campus Library opens

On July 1, 2017, the University Librarian position became Dean of Libraries

Joy Kirchner2015-2023
Andrea Kosavic (interim)2023-2024

University Librarians

Douglas G. Lochhead1960 -1963
Thomas F. O'Connell1963 -1976
William Newman (acting)1976 -1978
Anne Woodsworth1978 -1983
Ellen Hoffmann1983 - 2001
Cynthia Archer2001-2014

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