Haas Arts Library Patron Shelves

Haas Arts Library Patron Shelves

  • Shelves are available for use by semester or academic year. All items are removed from shelves at the end of spring semester.
  • For use during summer term, shelves must be renewed before the end of spring semester.
  • Unrenewed shelves will be cleared at the end of the summer term.
  • Only materials from the Haas Family Arts Library are permitted on patron shelves.
  • Please do not place materials on course reserve, periodicals, or reference books on shelves.
  • Personal materials or materials from other Yale Libraries may not be placed on shelves as they are not secured.
  • Patrons may remove materials from their own or other patron shelves for regular checkout. Shelf holders will not be notified when materials are removed; however, materials will be charged back to the assigned shelf when returned.
  • Patrons are asked to keep shelves neat and place books upright to prevent damage to materials. Bookends are provided.
  • Please do not place sticky notes in library materials. Any sticky notes left in books will be removed.

Reserving and Using Shelves

  • Patrons may visit the Haas Arts Library service desk and provide a Yale ID to be assigned a shelf or complete this online form.
  • Patrons may charge materials to an assigned shelf by visiting the Service Desk and filling out a Yellow Shelf Card for each item.
  • The Yellow Shelf Card must remain in the book when any patron checks the item out of the library. If a patron wishes to take an item from their (or another patron’s) assigned shelf out of the library, the item must be taken to the library service desk and checked out to their personal circulation account. Provided the Yellow Shelf Card is present when the book is returned, it will then be re-charged back to the original shelf.
  • For more information regarding student shelves, please contact the Haas Arts Library Service Desk at 203-432-2645.

Study Carrels

The Arts Library has 8 study carrels located on the balcony level of the reading room.

  • Carrels are reserved for Architecture and History of Art Ph.D. candidates and assigned by those departments. Access to the balcony is restricted to carrel holders.
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Monday, August 30, 2021 - 5:11pm