Access and Borrowing Privileges
The Divinity Library is open for access to alumni during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:50 pm.) Because of security issues, evening and weekend hour access to the Divinity School building is normally limited to Divinity students and faculty members with valid Yale identity cards.
Alumni may purchase stack access and borrowing privileges from the Privileges Office in Sterling Memorial Library. See the YUL Alumni Guide to Borrowing site for more information.
Online Databases Available to Alumni
Alumni may use the Library's electronic resources in the Library's on-campus locations, but due to contractual limitations, do not have remote access.
Yale Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School alumni do, however, have free access to ATLASerials, an online collection of more than 100 major religion and theology journals. The journals in this collection have been selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Through this platform, users can research the history of a topic from as early as 1924 to the present in more than 210,000 articles and book reviews. Available titles include such journals as Christian Century, Interpretation, Journal of Biblical Literature, Sociology of Religion, Theological Studies, and Worship. A full listing of journals is available ATLA Serials: ATLAS Online.
Access to the collection is available through a password-protected site: ATLASerials. To obtain the password, please send an email to Request for ATLAS Access to firstname.lastname@example.org. When the request is received, an account name and password will be sent back to the user via e-mail. Please note, only alumni of Yale Divinity School are eligible for access to ATLASerials.
If you need assistance with this resource, email (email@example.com) or phone (302-432-5295) Suzanne Estelle-Holmer, Associate Director for Collections, Research and Access. Interim Director.
Another resource available to alumni is JSTOR, a digital archive of more than 1,000 academic journals. Yale alumni must register in order to access JSTOR.
In addition to the JSTOR and the ATLASerials service there are also a number of free web resources which are available to alumni listed here.