Top 10 Library Tips for New Glendon Students

Light bulb icon1. Your YU-card is your Library card!

Your student card gives you borrowing privileges at all York University Library branches. For more details, click here.

Light bulb icon2. Online library collections are available to you from off-campus.

To access your online reading materials from home (via Moodle or the Library’s website), simply enter your Passport York credentials when prompted. For more information, click here.

Light bulb icon3. Discover our bilingual website.

The Leslie Frost Library website can be consulted in French or English and is your hub for all library-related services at York University. To find out more, click here.

Light bulb icon4. Get research help – online or in person.

Not sure how to find an article you need? If you have a quick research question, drop by the reference desk at the Leslie Frost Library! You can also get research help through our bilingual online chat service by visiting our website or clicking here.

Have a complex research assignment and not sure where to start? Make an appointment with a Frost librarian to receive personalized research help by emailing us at

Light bulb icon5. You can print, photocopy and scan at the Library!

Frost Library offers access to two printers, two photocopiers and a scanning station. To add funds for printing to your YU-card, use the machine in the Library or visit the YU-card website. For more information on these services, click here.

Light bulb icon6. Find spaces to study and collaborate @ Frost Library.

Need a quiet place to work? Visit our newly-renovated reference/reading room!

Need to work in a group? You can book one of our study rooms by clicking here.

Light bulb icon7. Discover our research guides.

Not sure where to look for subject-specific sources? Check out our bilingual subject research guides by clicking here. These guides are developed by subject librarians and include recommended tools for your program.

Light bulb icon8. Have library books from the Keele campus delivered to Glendon!

Get books from Scott Library, Osgoode Library, Bronfman Business Library and Steacie Science & Engineering Library delivered to Frost by submitting an Inter-Campus Borrowing (ICB) request through our online catalogue. Find out more by clicking here.

Light bulb icon9. Borrow iPads, laptops, and phone chargers from Frost Library.

Two iPads, fourteen laptops, and three phone chargers are available for loan at Frost Library. For more information, please visit the circulation desk (first floor, Leslie Frost Library).

Light bulb icon10. Find your course reserves @ the Library.

Reserve materials are high-demand items that your professor has put aside for you and your classmates at the Library’s circulation desk. To search for materials on reserve, select the “Course Reserves” tab located on the main search box of the library website. From there, enter the course code or your instructor’s last name as your search term. Make sure you bring the call number with you to borrow an item.

Star iconBonus! Make use of SPARK!

SPARK is your guide to successful academic papers and features online resources that can help you at any point in the preparation of an assignment. To learn more, click here.