Friends of the Library and Archives

With your support we can enrich all aspects of Library life; make sure that our collections and facilities develop to meet the needs of our growing network of users.

The Library and Archives are the heart of the University, where ideas flourish and students find inspiration. By supporting these rich cultural resources you support the very essence of University life for generations to come.

Anthony Horowitz

The University of York Library and Archives are so much more than study resources, learning spaces, archives and special collections. They are a nucleus for ideas – a physical and digital space for students, staff and researchers from York and beyond to be inspired and explore innovative ideas and world-class research.

The contribution of our Friends enables digital innovations – which open up our materials to worldwide audiences – and the purchase of unique items and collections that we could not otherwise afford.

Friends of the Library and Archives enjoy these benefits:

  • Library access card
  • free hot drink in the Library Café on each visit (limited to one drink per card per visit)
  • invitations to Library lectures and other events
  • invitations to regular Library events
  • e-newsletters
  • welcome pack.

Membership starts at just £35 per annum, but Friends are welcome to contribute more than this. Membership can also be given as a gift.