Virtual Bookshelf
York Art Gallery Gift Collection

From woodcuttings to Warhol, sculpture to sign-painting, and Hogarth to Hepworth. Introducing the York Art Gallery Gift Collection Virtual Bookshelf.

York Museums Trust kindly donated the City Art Gallery’s collection of books to the University of York in January 2013. The collection consists of over 3,500 items and enhances the breadth and quality of the art-related stock available at York.

The Virtual Bookshelf showcases many of the interesting items from this collection - you can click on any book’s cover to go to its entry on the Library catalogue. This will display bibliographic details and will also tell you where you can find the print copy on the Library’s shelves.

To find all the items from this donated collection follow this link.

You can also read blog posts by Library staff about interesting and unique items in the collection. These can be found at