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Collection-related activities in the Libraries are coordinated by the Content Development & Analysis Department. This department brings together specialized expertise from across the Libraries to acquire, manage and make discoverable scholarly collections of significant breadth and depth.

Guided by our Collection Development Policy and our Licensing Principles Policy, we strive to ensure that York students and faculty have the broadest possible access to collections that directly support learning, teaching and research.

We welcome suggestions, questions and concerns about any aspect of collections.

Sheril Hook
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning
(416)736-2100 x 55601

Omni Catalogue Search

Find books, journal articles and other sources you need, arranged by subject.

Resource Guides

Most popular resource guides.

Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections

The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections collects manuscript, rare book and primary source materials to support research and learning by the university’s faculty, students, and a community of international scholars.

Online Exhibits

These collections were collected and digitized by the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections on special topics of significance to the university.

Suggest a Purchase

York University Libraries welcome suggestions for purchase from the York community.

Sound and Moving Image Collection

(New home of SMIL Collection)