Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Yale Film Archive is closed to visitors for the 2020-2021 academic year, though our staff continues to support faculty and students. Please contact us with any questions.
The Yale Film Archive has a range of viewing facilities supporting group screenings as well as individual research. Advance reservations are required for the screening room. The Archive is located on the 7th floor of Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street in New Haven. Entry to the Archive requires a Yale ID, but special arrangements can be made in advance for visiting scholars. For information on other screening venues on campus, visit our Arranging Screenings page or contact the Registrar.
Yale Film Archive Screening Room
Location: SML Room 710
Formats: 16mm, DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, VHS, and LaserDisc (all worldwide video formats)
This room has a large screen for projection, including 3D Blu-ray and 16mm projection.
Contact the FSC Circulation Desk (203.432.0148) for room reservations. Check in at the Circulation Desk (Room 707) upon arrival.
Flatbed Film Viewing Stations
Location: SML Room 708
For viewing film prints, the FSC has one 35mm and one 16mm Steenbeck flatbed viewer, each with magnetic and optical sound capabilities.
Contact Brian Meacham (203.432.2798) at least four weeks in advance to make arrangements.
Video Viewing Booths
Location: SML Room 707
Eight single and two two-person viewing booths are available, with headphones, playing DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, and LaserDisc (all worldwide video formats).
Advance reservations are not necessary or available for the viewing booths.