Yale Library to offer longer loan periods for print collections

August 22, 2016

The Yale University Library is pleased to announce changes and service improvements for the use of the print collection for Yale students.  Starting August 22nd, graduate students, undergraduates, and undergraduate seniors will enjoy longer loan periods for the general circulating collections, as follows:

  • Graduate students will see an increase from a six-month to a one-year loan.
  • Undergraduate students will see an increase from two months to four months.
  • Undergraduate seniors will see an increase from two months to an academic year loan, with all materials being due on May 31, 2017.
  • The Robert B. Haas Family Arts library will also expand its loans to include six-month loans for graduate students and staff (to match that of faculty); and two-month loans for all undergraduates.

These new loans should better match students’ needs and use of the print collection for the next academic year. In addition to loan expansion, there will be a slight increase in lost book charges, which were last increased in 2002. These loan changes do not apply to Reserves, Borrow Direct, or Interlibrary Loan materials.  To see a summary of all changes, please visit the Yale University Library Borrowing Guide.