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York Libraries:  All retirees are eligible for library borrowing privileges and for access to the archives of the university. Your YU Card will still serve as your library card and retirees have access to borrowing privileges.

Email: All members are eligible for York email for retirees.

YU Card: All retirees are eligible for A YU Card. The card can serve as a:

  1. library card;
  2. recreational facilities card'
  3. campus debit card that, with funds deposited by the card holder, can be used to make photocopies on campus where the YU Card is accepted for such purposes (.g. in libraries);
  4. meal card plan if the holder wishes to deposit funds to that effect.

One faculty member has reported that the card can be used for entrance to European museums where faculty members are normally admitted free of charge. The YU Card, with its photo identification, is useful as an introduction to libraries and archives where some kind of official credential is required before admission is granted to materials.

The card is available at the William Small Centre, Room 200. Even though their list of retirees is deemed to be complete, we suggest that you call ahead to the YU Card Centre (416-736-5374) to ensure that your name is on the list.

Parking:  Parking is available in designated parking lots at both the Keele and Glendon campuses for members actively enrolled with the York University Retirees' Association. YURA Parking Vouchers will be issued on request with membership or renewal of membership. For additional parking information, please see FAQ’s.

Recreation/Fitness:   Exercise is important in one's senior years as it is the key to maintaining good health, and we would encourage all to stay engaged, whether through a local fitness centre or through the York offerings. We would like to remind all who might be interested in keeping fit that York offers through Tait McKenzie membership an "Employee Fit for Life Program" on the York campus which retirees are welcome to join. The Glendon campus also provides fitness facilities.

Further information on this and other York fitness programs can be obtained at the Tait Mackenzie Customer Service Desk by calling (416) 736-518t or online at You can contact the Member Services Coordinator at the Glendon Athletic Club at (416) 736-2100 ext. 88338.