Yale Library Online Remote Access Services
Yale University Library is committed to supporting faculty, students, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use these links and tips for remote access to library resources and services.
VPN and remote access
Schedule a research consultation via email, Zoom, or phone, or email a librarian directly.
- Subject specialists/department liaisons
- Medicine, nursing, and public health librarians
- Personal Librarians for Yale College students
- Divinity School Personal Librarians
Watch library how-to videos on the Yale Library YouTube channel, and browse librarian-created research guides on hundreds of topics. Take online workshops. Request consultations on the digital humanities and data, geographic information systems, and/or statistical support services. Send general library questions or comments to Ask Yale Library.
Online collections and e-resources
- Find more than 1 billion items (journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles, citations, abstracts, ebook chapters, and reference works) with Articles+. Remove the “Scholarly & Peer Review” and “Journal Article” limits to see the fullest results set.
- Find nearly 7 million e-books, including 5 million titles through Hathi Trust with Books+.
- Find more than 250,000 unique online journals in Books+ or in the Journal AZ list.
- Find more than 1,000 unique databases (including e-books, journals, archival materials, and streaming media) in the Quicksearch database list.
- Find more than a million images of special collections materials in our digital collections.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some publishers are giving students free access to some online resources, including textbooks, streaming video, and many other e-resources.
See our guide to temporarily-free publishers’ resources for help accessing these resources.
Find course readings
To access materials placed on reserve for specific courses, go to Canvas.
Make a purchase request
If you require an online book or other e-resource that we do not appear to have, please submit a purchase request and we will try to obtain it.
Keep in touch
Please monitor the COVID-19 updates on the library's website and follow @yalelibrary on Twitter for library-related announcements and updates. Send general library questions or comments to Ask Yale Library.