Can the public come to the library and get a library card?


Yes, YorkU Libraries are open to the public and Alumni.

See:  Library Locations & Hours 

External & Other Borrowers

Extramural Readers

Members of the community (excluding high school and community college students) are eligible for external borrower cards upon payment of a fee of $100.00. The card is valid for one year from date of issue. No portion of the fee will be refunded if a borrower ceases to use the card during this time.

Limited library privileges are available to extramural readers. These include:

  • borrowing from our stacks with the exception of access to reserve collections, Maps, and Resource Sharing.
  • a maximum of 15 books checked out at one time
  • a 14 day loan period
  • a maximum of two renewals on items checked out

Due to vendor licensing agreements, extramural readers do not have remote access to periodical databases and most electronic journals and ebooks.


  • Last Updated Nov 24, 2023
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  • Answered By Betty Irving