Buildings & Hours
The Beinecke exhibition hall is open to members of the public in compliance with University vaccination requirements.The reading room is open to non-Yale researchers who have completed the University vaccination attestation process in advance of their visit.
*Access to the 24/7 computing and study space is through the stairwell to the left of the main library entrance when the Medical Library is closed. A Yale or YNHH ID is required to gain entry.
For Cushing Center visitors, please review access protocols on this webpage: Plan Your Visit.
During the regular semester, the Divinity Library is open Monday-Thursday, 8:15 am - 10 pm; Friday - Saturday, 8:15 am - 5 pm; and Sunday, 2 - 10 pm.
Public Hours: During regular semesters, a valid Yale ID with activated swipe access is required for entry after 6pm Monday – Thursday and on Sundays, and after 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Lewis Walpole Library is open to Yale-affiliated faculty, students, and staff and to non-Yale researchers who comply with the Yale COVID-19 visitor policies. For more details on reading room access, see COVID-19 Library Updates.
The exhibition gallery is open to members of the public in compliance with the Yale COVID-19 visitor policies.
The law library is open to the Yale community during posted hours. Access may be limited to the Law School Community at various times, including the reading and exam period, so please check the law library website for updates before visiting.
Sterling Memorial Library
The Yale Center for British Art Study Room and Reference Library is open to non-Yale researchers following the policies and procedures currently in place for Yale Library special collections.