Explore the Bass Library
Spaces in the Bass Library
A variety of rooms are available and are reservable:
- L30 A,B,C and D; L34 A,B,C and D are intended for groups of two or more people, and offer a variety of soft seating, long tables for meetings, and LCD screens with connections for laptops. Reserve through schedule.yale.edu.
Small rooms, large enough for one to two people, are available on the lower level of Bass Library. These rooms are not reservable, but are offered on a first-come, first-served.
Food and Drink
The Thain Café is located on the main level of Bass, offering a variety of coffee, tea, specialty drinks, sandwiches, salads, sushi, desserts and snacks.
Technology in the Bass Library: The Collaborative Learning Center
Technology services for the support of teaching and learning are offered at the Bass Library through a Library and Information Technology Services (ITS) partnership called the Collaborative Learning Center.
ITS maintains a computer cluster with Macs and PCs on the lower level of Bass, all with the full suite of standard software supported by ITS.
Getting Help with Technology
- Support is provided for the computer cluster by onsite student technicians.
- Media Lab: Student Media Technicians staff the Bass Media Lab, located directly beneath the Bass Library circulation desk. The Media Lab is equipped with six iMacs with specialized software: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and iLife. Drop-in help is available during staffed hours, or send your question via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teaching with Technology: Support is available for faculty wishing to incorporate technology in their classes. More information is available from the Collaborative Learning Center.
Borrowing Media Equipment
- Yale patrons may reserve and check out media equipment, including cameras and camera lenses, video cameras, digital recorders, "clickers" and microphones.
- Yale faculty may apply to use one of two sets of iPads for instruction.
DVD's of popular movies and television shows are available to be borrowed and are shelved on the main floor of Bass. DVD's are described in the library's catalog.
A large collection of graphic novels are available in Bass, located near the circulation desk on the main floor of the library.
Reserve material is available both behind the circulation desk and shelved in the regular collection
The library offers online tutorials, in-person classes and orientations to help with using the library, finding material, organizing citations and creating bibliographies. Many classes are offered in Bass L01 and L06, but check the schedule and each class for the specific location and time.
The Center for Language Study offers drop-in tutoring sessions in Spanish, French and Chinese for Yale students (undergraduate and graduate). Drop in sessions are held on the lower level of Bass and are offered first-come, first-served. Check the for dates and times.
L70-L72 are seminar type classroom spaces with seating for 12-18 people. This room may be reserved through Yale's Registrar. Please contact them directly.