Facilities and Resources

Resources for graduate students are excellent. The university boasts libraries with holdings of over 2.6 million printed volumes, 266,000 e-books and more than 40,000 full text e–journals. In addition to the 500 computer workstations provided by campus libraries, the university maintains several full featured and 24-hour computer labs. As a graduate student, you will have access to many advanced computer applications such as: Websphere, Rational Architect, Oracle, DB2 and Okapi.


Housed in five buildings, York’s collections have more than 6.5 million items, 150,000 E–books and 20,000 online journals. Our world-class libraries provide rich collections, value-added services, excellent librarians and knowledgeable and helpful staff.

picture of the graduate student reading room

Graduate Student Reading Room, Scott Library

Innovations include: a designated graduate student reading room; research skills workshops; online tutorials; discipline and course–specific guests lectures and workshops; Ask A Librarian chat reference; RACER, a library resource sharing system, allowing interlibrary loan users the ability to search multiple library catalogues at the same time and track the progress of their requests; and RefWorks, a Web-based bibliographic citation software and RefShare, a RefWorks component that will let you share your RefWorks folders with research partners or students.

The Leslie Frost Library on Glendon campus houses an extensive bilingual collection.The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections contains a rich research collection for curricular and ongoing scholarly research.

Visit York’s Libraries website to learn more.

York University Research Centres & Research Institutes

Enhance your interdisciplinary education with opportunities to participate in collaborative research. York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. Working across disciplines and with global partners, we develop ideas and connect with policymakers and practitioners to create meaningful change and a more globally competitive Canada.

As a graduate student, you will benefit from York's 25 research centres and institutes, which provide outstanding research opportunities to supplement your academic program

Visit the York Research website to learn more.

Graduate Student Conference and Board Rooms

Located directly above the Graduate Students’ Association office on the fourth floor of the Student Centre are a large open conference room and two boardrooms. The boardrooms can be booked for smaller meetings or study groups. The rooms’ availability can be checked via the calendar at www.yugsa.ca. To book a conference or for more information, contact (416) 736-5865 or gsa@yorku.ca.

Internet Resources

Individuals in the York Graduate Student Community are invited to submit and maintain Link-lists which they find useful in their research and teaching. As well, internet resources used for a course can be made available on this page.

Important Individual Links

  • SSHRC — Site Provides Information and Application Forms
  • OGS — Site Provides Information and Application Forms