The main University Library is the J B Morrell Library situated on the campus
within easy walking distance of departments and colleges. It contains over
650,000 books and subscribes to over 3,000 print journals. The Library has
collections of government publications, statistical series, microforms and
audiovisual materials. Most of the stock is on open access, enabling readers to
browse freely, and seating is provided for 650 readers.
Most of the University's activity is concentrated on the main
campus at Heslington, a short distance from the city centre of York.
The campus is a large expanse of landscaped parkland which provides a pleasant and traffic-free environment for both work and leisure. The second campus is in the city centre, at
the King's Manor near York's famous Minster.
Travelling to and from York is easy as the city is on the main
high-speed rail line from London to Scotland so all parts of the
UK can be reached easily and quickly. Access from abroad is also straightforward. London's Heathrow airport is about 3 hours away, Manchester only two. Mainland Europe can be reached
through the nearby port of Hull.
York guarantees accommodation to all single full-time overseas
students for the duration of their study and offers a limited
amount of accommodation for students with families.
Accommodation for single students is normally in single
study-bedrooms in one of the seven colleges or in University
accommodation close to the campus. Accommodation is
available during vacations if required.
Most University accommodation is situated on or within a mile
of the campus and is conveniently located for the centre of York.
Charges for undergraduates in single University accommodation
in 2001/02 are expected to range from £48.58 to £56.60 per
week (this includes heating, lighting and room cleaning).