Alumni Services

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 have access to the Yale Library’s electronic resources on workstations in the Library’s on-campus locations, but do not have remote (home) access, due to contractual limitations.

Graduates of Yale Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School are eligible for free access to Atlas PLUS® for Alum, an online database of over 670 journals in religion and theology.  This is the same full text database that is available to currently enrolled students. 

Access to the Atlas PLUS® for Alum collection is available through a password protected site. To obtain credentials, please send an email to When the request is approved, a username and password will be sent back via email.

If you need further information or assistance with this resource, email

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 JSTOR and Atlas PLUS® for Alum, there are also a number of free web resources which are available to alumni listed here.

Other Resources

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Friday, May 12, 2023 - 10:35am