In Focus

Collage of YDS Women

This online exhibit celebrates the personal accomplishments and contributions of the women of YDS to the life and legacy of the school. It spotlights twelve “Trailblazers”: some of first women students, faculty, and administrators of Yale Divinity School.

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Divinity Library & Special Collections

The Divinity Library is open to Divinity School students, staff, faculty, and professors with emeritus status who have received clearance to enter the Divinity Quadrangle. Yale ID holders from other parts of the University must request and receive advance permission from to gain access to the Divinity Quadrangle, where the Divinity Library is located.

At the present time, the Divinity Library cannot admit Yale affiliates (alumni/ae, retired faculty and staff, and all spouses) or the public. However, some reference services are available for researchers in these categories. For inquiries about access or reference services, please contact

The Special Collections reading room is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. All visits to the reading room must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance via our booking form. Read more.